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Volunteer Photographer

Embraced Inc
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Following the culmination of a life-affirming inter-generational process, an art exhibition profiles 100 centenarians through portraits created by skilled young artists largely from local secondary schools. For most of our artists it is an opportunity to meet a centenarian for the first time; for our centenarians a chance to share history and for both generations a memorable experience exchanging perspectives.

Via a centenarian and artist call out, our pairs are matched geographically. Following this a guided initial introduction takes place led by our team. From this point the artists visit their partnered centenarian multiple times. During these visits sketches are created, photos shot and a portrait approach established amongst conversation that is always memorable. Following these get-to-know-you sessions the artists return to their studios to complete their portraits. In addition artists write a text to accompany their work including biographical facts about their subject, interesting stories and approaches to life at 100 and beyond. Post exhibition, the portraits are gifted to the centenarians and their families personally by their respective teenage artist.

In March our 100 South Australian centenarians will be meeting their respective teenage artists for the first time. We are looking for a couple of photographers to come along with us to some of these meetings and help us document the process undertaken by our artists.