A series of portraits from across Australia, Home Truths provides a unique and thought-provoking perspective on Australia’s youth homelessness crisis. On any given night there are 116,000 homeless people across Australia, of which 43% are under the age of 24.
The exhibition hopes to start a conversation about the unique challenges posed for these young people, through their own voices. By providing the public viewer with rarely shown glimpses of experiences that may intersect with their lives, these photographs create a sense of shared humanity.
The body of work includes archival and contemporary images of families with young children, teenage couples and young men and women of all ages and ethnicities. It reminds us that the faces of youth homelessness are many and varied and can be just a few steps away for any one of us.
Home Truths is brought to you by Youth Development Australia.
Ilana Rose has been a professional photographer and photojournalist for over 25 years, including as a UK Foreign Correspondent. In Australia, her work has appeared in the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire and other major publications. Ilana’s clients range from arts organisations to Victoria’s state government. Her work has been collected by Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum and other major exhibitors in the Asia Pacific, as well as in New York. Ilana’s first book This Chicken Life: stories of chickens and the Australians who love them was released in November 2019.
Through her photography, Ilana seeks to promote social justice and give a voice to the unseen. She has worked with such organisations as Australia Youth Development to raise awareness for youth homelessness.
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