Winner: The Juggling Act

The Juggling Act

© Andrea Sparks

Women's Health West recently ran a photo competition with the theme Equity and justice for women in the west: through women's eyes. This is a copy of my acceptance speech.

Wow – thank you to Women's health West for the opportunity to enter their competition and win this lovely prize for my photo of the juggling act.

I was wondering how I could capture equity and justice in my daily life. Reading through the website I noticed that 83.8% of single parents make up the population in the western region of Melbourne.

Mmmm I'm one of those 83.8 per cent, so I thought about my life and came up with the juggling act. Although talking with other women who are married they have their own form of the juggling act too.

The Lego head represents my child (Ben) and his every smiling happy face.

The basketball represents our struggle to fit in exercise to our busy life.

The toys – the fallen hulk shows the loss of man in our life and the nerf gun says we can and will protect ourselves.

The washing – because, there is always washing.

My legs with body art - a working mother dressed in heels and skirt putting out the washing. Struggling with roles of responsibility (of mother, daughter, employee, team mate, friend) and time for herself.

Weeds – there's never enough time to do the things you want to do.

Thanks again for allowing me the opportunity express what is my life in the form of photography

Upcoming

Meeting: Light Painting

It was a much-loved event in 2019 so we're giving it another go. Join us at Altona beach at the end of Millers Road and to the right.

This is a workshop exploring the use of light for painting on our cameras. We'll be looking at using manual mode during this workshop.

Bring a tripod, a wide lens: between 20 and 120mm, a headlamp or torch, a remote trigger, or know your timer settings. It will be quite dark and it will be cold, so ensure you rug up for the evening. 

Also dark clothing is best as you might help out with the lighting and the darker your clothing the less you are likely to appear in the shot. There will be a few stations on the night so we can spread out.

Altona Beach
25th May 2021 7:45 pm
VAPS Event: VAPS Convention 2021

The VAPS Convention will be held in Wangaratta this year. Visit the VAPS website for more details (when they become available).

Wangaratta, Victoria
4th June 2021 12:00 pm

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