Photovoice Gallery - event recording now available

18 Nov 2020

We were delighted by the response to the official premiere event of our Quality of Life Photovoice Gallery in November. This unique research output offers an insight into what affects quality of life for autistic adults, told from their own perspective, through photography and spoken word.

A full recording of the Premiere event is now available from the Autism CRC website. This includes the full 25 minute Photovoice Gallery and the live Q&A. Alternately, you can watch just the Photovoice Gallery on YouTube.

Watch the Premiere Event Watch the Photovoice Gallery

About the project

As part of the project, the research team asked autistic adults to take photographs to represent their quality of life. A selection of 47 photographs was developed into an online gallery, with accompanying audio explanations.

The event and Q&A was facilitated by Andrew Davis, Autism CRC Chief Executive Officer, and featured:

  • Rebecca Kuzminski, Autism CRC PhD candidate and Photovoice Gallery creator
  • Dr Wenn Lawson, project co-supervisor
  • Simon Phillips, autistic co-producer and photographer
  • Yenn Purkis, Photovoice Gallery content contributor
  • Matthew Thompson, Photovoice Gallery content contributor

Supported by Autism CRC, the unique ‘photovoice’ study is the result of a collaboration between the Curtin University Autism Research Group researchers and autistic adults with backgrounds in psychology research and photography, and with the help of John Curtin Gallery staff.

We’d like to all of the participants for sharing their experience with the researchers and the public through this gallery including: Andrea Michael, Erin Perry, Katherine, Lydia Dean, Mac Lawrence-Howe, Matthew Thompson, Shaun, Yenn Purkis and the many others who wished to remain anonymous. Thank you to our contributors Rebecca Kuzminski, Ben Milbourn, Sonya Girdler, Marita Falkmer, Wenn Lawson, Sven Bölte, Simon Phillips, Ben Horgan, Brad Coleman and Jane King, the Curtin Autism Research Group and the John Curtin Gallery. Further thanks to the Steering Group involved in the development and analysis of this research as well as the Consumer and Community Involvement Program for support those involved in the project to co-produce this research.