Inner Reflections on Loss and Grief

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© Belinda Mason. Loss.
© Belinda Mason. Loss.

Award-winning photographers Belinda Mason and Angela Bacon Kidwell will confront audiences with themes of loss, identity and grief at this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale, the month-long celebration of Australian and International photography launching 22 August.

Both photographers are renowned for producing work that evokes strong emotions, shooting intimate photographs that reflect their subjects’ inner states of being. For this year’s biennale, Sydney-based photographer, Belinda Mason, will present her series, Silent Tears, a project that reflects the moment when humans feel most alone and lost.The intent of Mason’s work is to create unity and strength for women with disability who have experienced violence, often focusing on difficult issues such as family, grief, identity and body image.

© Belinda Mason. Silenced.
© Belinda Mason. Silenced.

Angela Bacon Kidwell, from the USA, will present her series, Home by Nightfall. The series is an internal landscape of the emotions and thoughts surrounding the years her father was ill. Always producing work that is creative, personal and surreal, Kidwell takes inspiration from her own life, her experiences, her family and surroundings to create photos that are rich with symbolism.

© Belinda Mason. Voiceless.
© Belinda Mason. Voiceless.

About Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The BIFB Core Program is a series of invited exhibitions by 21 artists, representing some of the best and most innovative contemporary photographic practice currently on show. The Core Program is staged in seven unique heritage buildings in Ballarat, Victoria.

BIFB’15 celebrates a notable 10-year milestone. The sixth biennial BIFB is still the most respected event of its kind in Australia and the only internationally-significant photographic event in regional Victoria.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale
22 August - 20 September 2015
http://www.ballaratfoto.org

© Belinda Mason. Memory.
© Belinda Mason. Memory.
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