Luce Nguyễn-Hunt (VN/Sāmoa/Rarotonga)

Queer PHOTO Workshop: Subject of Desire – Self-portraiture with Luce Nguyễn-Hunt

Image: Luce Nguyễn-Hunt, [Aue My Endless Love], 2022. Courtesy the Artist.

Image: Luce Nguyễn-Hunt, Aue My Endless Love, 2022. Courtesy the Artist.


16 March

Saturday, 12-2pm (AEST)


Trocadero Projects [i]
Level 1/40 Leeds St, Footscray
Wed – Sat, 12pm – 5pm


Wheelchair access


Free, bookings required

In this workshop, participants will utilise playful and imaginative photo-making techniques to create their own lens or ‘gaze’ using craft materials, physically manipulating the colonial eye of the camera. Hand-in-hand with guns and bibles, the camera was/is a crucial tool of Indigenous occupation, oppression and imperial violence. Ethnographic photography has caged Indigenous bodies into a homogenous way-of-being, selling the false perception of primacy and inferiority to the Western world. What does it mean to control what is seen and felt from both sides of the lens? What can emerge from this simple, yet powerful act of de-weaponizing the camera?

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March