Many Sydneysiders have never made a trip to Cabramatta. The negative press the suburb has been subject to in the past means that many people from the city never make it this far west. It is a shame because Cabramatta is a wonderful mix of exotic food, diverse culture and exciting festivals that most Aussies get on a plane to go in search of.
With over 130 different nationalities Cabramatta is one of the most diverse suburbs in Sydney and a wonderful slice of South East Asia found just a train ride away from the City Centre. The suburb is dominated by Chinese-Vietnamese migrants but it isn’t uncommon to see people from as far afield as Sudan either.
When my photography class decided on Cabramatta as our excursion destination I was excited. Our first visit would be a scouting visit…after which our instructor would give each of us a project to work on, having observed the language of our photographs.
My photographs clearly convey I am interested in portraiture. My instructor has asked that I also pay particular attention to people’s hand gestures. They convey an interaction…an exchange that gives another layer of information to the story that is Cabramatta. I can’t wait to go back…