Barbara McGrady

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Time Out says

From Sister Girls at Marid Gras to athletes at the top of their game, photojournalist Barbara McGrady sees it all through a black lens.

An incredible photojournalist with an eye for the indomitable spirit of her subjects, Gamilaroi/Gomeroi Murri Yinah woman Barbara McGrady hasn't just captured portraits across three decades in the game. She's also a fierce advocate for the issues that matter most to the people she documents.


Receiving the National Indigenous Human Rights Anthony Mundine Courage Award for social documentary photography 2014 and the International Solid Screen for Indigenous Women for Photo Media documentation in 2015, she brings to light the vast spectrum of Indigenous life. From capturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes (she used to be one and is a mad keen sports lover) to snapping Sister Girls representing at Mardi Gras, it's all about the story behind the picture for McGrady.


"I strive to tell a story and evoke an emotion," she says, adding. "It has always been my responsibility to bring our stories into the public domain, to connect and engage audiences with images through a black lens."


As a trained sociologist, she's a dab hand at it, with this retrospective of her work at the Campbelltown Arts Centre a Biennale highlight not to miss.


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