Even as a child, Rowena Meadows remembers being driven to understand peoples’ stories. This passion for understanding human behaviour eventually led her to become a psychologist. Although no longer working in this field, her innate desire to make sense of individual and relational behaviour is evident in the style of her documentary work. Primarily a self-taught photographer, Meadows credits much of her knowledge about family photojournalism to her idol and mentor, Kirsten Lewis. Based in Melbourne with her family, Meadows has been shooting whole-day sessions with families to document their authentic stories for the last two years. She loves mess, chaos, joy, incongruence, connection, togetherness, frustration, loud moments, and quiet ones. Her work is about noticing and capturing what she wholeheartedly sees as the astounding beauty of the ordinary. She was a finalist in the 2016 Clique Photographer of the Year awards.