H: A Love Story is a photographic audiobook and AV project about heroin and homelessness in Melbourne. Ali MC conducted extensive interviews with Troy and Cheryl before developing a mood-based series of intimate black-and-white analogue photographs detailing where the couple slept, scored and shot up. Married for more than 25 years, they spent ten of those living on the streets of Melbourne addicted to heroin.
The project has resulted in a photographic audiobook combining the narration with an ambient soundtrack, featuring an introduction by the late Uncle Jack Charles. H: A Love Story has also been developed into an AV installation, making the project accessible for a range of abilities.
A former touring musician and producer, Ali MC is a writer, lecturer (in law and criminology) and photographer with a practice grounded in research.
He has worked extensively with Australian Indigenous communities, including remote community media, Aboriginal Legal Services and documenting stories of the Stolen Generations. Recent international projects include Rohingya refugees, Khasi stone labourers in India, marginalised groups in East Timor and street photography in Iran.
His analogue photography has been acclaimed in awards such as the Bowness Photography Prize and acquired by the State Library of Victoria.
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