My classmate, Grace Wood, invited me to yesterday’s book launch and opening of the exhibition 'Red light darkroom' held at the Alliance Française.
Grace was the assistant of Gemma-Rose Turnbull who did a residency with St Kilda Gatehouse to teach, photograph and interview street sex workers. This exhibition includes a video and photographs of the day-to-day lives of street sex workers. The colour photographs spoke for themselves; they were graphic and powerful. At times, I found the accompanying text lengthy. Overall, I would recommend the exhibition to anyone interested in documentary-style photography.