Facing Australia


General Photography

Facing Australia is a nationally acclaimed photographic project, working to engage remote, regional and metropolitan communities & individuals through a creative community engagement process. […] Facing Australia creates composite male and female portraits based on current Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census data. This census data is mined, establishing the proportionate age and ethnic profile of a chosen community. Individuals from that community are recruited, photographed and their images digitally layered to create a composite portrait of the census-determined male and female. […] Facing Australia is an ambitious project. It will create a series of faces representing a remote, regional and metropolitan location from each of AustraliaÂ’s states and territories.”

They say “Facing Australia puts a face to the numbers, a face to the place”, but I’m really not all that convinced it adds anything to the numbers or places.