At an opening of Barbara McGrady’s photographic exhibition at the Redfern Community Centre, Gary Foley said that one of her photos was worth thousands of pages written by historians like himself.

At the same time, Gary noted that while there are many community photographers, Barbara’s photos were different because they are taken with an Aboriginal eye.

We love Barbara’s photography of protests, and in many ways she has inspired us with them throughout the project. All of the photos used in this project are hers.

When we spoke with her, Barbara said that her photography is part of her activism.

‘Everything is political to me because I was born an Aboriginal, and I think this how I see my images.’

Barbara was also our photographer for the series, There Goes the Neighbourhood.