Fraud Blocker

Deadly sports heroes

Barbara McGrady
event-detail-image
Barbara McGrady
This event has concluded
Dates: -
Location: Peter Forsyth Auditorium, Franklyn Street, Glebe NSW, Australia
Entry Fee: Free
Genres: Sports

Gamilaroi/Gomeroi Murri Yinah photographer Barbara McGrady is unique as an indigenous accredited NRL/AFL on-field sports photographer. This exhibition celebrates sports heroes she has photographed over the years. Her images capture the passion and achievements of contemporary Australian sports history.

Australia has always made its name and fame as a sporting nation. First Nations sportsmen and women have played a central part in this achievement. They have embraced and excelled across all fields of sport.

Deadly Sports Heroes is directed specifically to First Nations youth in the inner city. Positive achievers and role models in sport over recent times will be displayed large scale on the walls of Peter Forsythe Sports Stadium (the back of Broadway Shopping Centre) facing Glebe Point Road near Badde Manners Café. The images portray sports icons such as boxer Anthony Choc Mundine at his Title fight, Sydney, 2014, NRL political activist Adam Goodes with Louise Jetta and Buddy Franklin at the Indigenous round, SCG, 2015 and a handsome Jonathon Thurston about to kick a goal. Women players feature equally with key achievers such as Ash Barty Winner International Indigenous athlete, Dreamtime Awards, 2018 and the Women Redfern All Blacks at the Koori Knockout 2014.

Want to view this Gallery?

Create a free account or log in to see content exclusive to account holders.

Barbara McGrady is more than a sports photographer. She sees the world through a black lens having committed her life to recording the contemporary history of First Nations people, telling the story entirely from an indigenous point of view.

From an early age living in Mungindi, northern NSW, she inherited a passion for football from her father and was inspired by international photography publications and projects of the 40s and 50s she recognised the power of photography to tell positive stories. It was the birth of photojournalism.

As well as achieving her goal of becoming an accredited photojournalist in sport (the first Aboriginal woman to do so), she has documented the Aboriginal community, in particular her local inner-city community in Glebe, following through her lens every important protest action for Aboriginal rights and made portraits of First Nations people within the world of politics and arts. She has achieved this focus both through commissions for Aboriginal organisations and through the name she has made as a uniquely positioned documenter of Aboriginal stories.

This event has concluded
Dates: -
Location: Peter Forsyth Auditorium, Franklyn Street, Glebe NSW, Australia
Entry Fee: Free
Genres: Sports

You May Also Like

Rod and Dave’s summer party

  • Head On Photo Festival 2022
View details

Paper Tigers 23

  • Featured exhibition
View details

Head On Photo Awards semi-finalists 2022

  • Head On Photo Festival 2022
View details

Latest in! Sony photo walk

  • Featured event
View details

Head On at 107

  • Head On Photo Festival 2022
View details

The Good Room exhibition opening

  • Head On Photo Festival 2022
View details

UnFuck exhibition opening

  • Head On Photo Festival 2022
View details
whatson-img01
© Rob Johnston

List your event or exhibition

List your exhibition or photography event on our site to reach out to the Australian photographic community.

bg-ctap-mobile bg-ctap-desktop

Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 open in May/June.

Image detail: Gary Ramage