I know a refugee family living in Australia. Having been denied employment rights they once have had, they’re forced to rely on donations to buy food, pay the bills and the rent for their house. Their three girls are bright happy kids doing exceptionally well in school, they are respected in a community. Having escaped danger in their war torn country, they are forced to lead invisible lives under constant uncertainty in one of the richest countries in the world, Australia. How much longer?
‘Invisible Lives’ explore the darker side of Australia’s immigration policies. “The photographs are a record of compassion, of shared suffering. It is a bond that, by its nature, even includes us. We take hope from it.” Quote from an interview with Judith-Joy Ross,Why People Photograph? book by Robert Adams.