Juno Gemes is one of Australia’s most
celebrated contemporary photographers.
In words and images she has spent 40
years documenting the changing social
landscape of Australia, and in particular
the lives and struggles of Aboriginal
Australians, a process that culminated in
her being one of the ten photographers
invited to document the National Apology
in Canberra in 2008.
Yet alongside her more public projects she has spent more than four decades
chronicling thelives of writers. To celebrate Juno Gemes’ appointment as
Photographer-in-Residence to the 2009 Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Festival
will be presenting an exhibition of projected images from The Literary Life at
the Heritage Pier on Thursday 21 May at 1:30-4:30pm.
Gemes was a Director of Paper Bark Press with Robert Adamson and she
now continues her passion for photography publications as a curator.
The Photography Book Show 1 - An Intimate Experience opens at
Ballarat Art Gallery 4th September 2009 as part of The Ballarat International
Foto Biennale .Juno Gemes is a Committee member of
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale.