Hayley Hillis and I interviewed and photographed people who live long-term in caravan parks in New South Wales.
This project developed from Hayley’s idea to present short life stories of these people. The portraits range from single mothers to retirees, most of who are optimistic, courageous and have interesting stories to tell. The stories range from events in the Second World War to life in the caravan park and trying to raise children. Eighteen men and women were interviewed, ranging from 20s to 80s in age. What becomes evident with these portraits is that the participants candidly and humorously share with us some of their intimate moments, their daily challenges and successes, their hope and their dreams.
Photographs and text by Hayley Hillis
Videos by Pippa Wischer
2008, Home Truths, State Library of NSW, Sydney
2006, Masters Exhibition, Monash Gallery Caulfield, Melbourne
Tags: portrait photographyCategories: Digital Storytelling, Exhibitions