Photo submissions are open for the Women See Change visual petition on climate change – Afternoons

Nearly 500 photographs illustrating climate change in Australia were submitted by female and non-binary professional and amateur photographers.

The images show the effects of climate change, as well as images of hope and creative responses to the theme.

Queanbeyan-based professional photographer Hilary Wardaugh created the Women See Change visual petition after spotting thousands of dead ladybugs in the ash along Potato Point beach on the NSW south coast during the recent bushfire emergency.

Another 500 images are currently being collected via Instagram for the #everydayclimatecrisis project.

Hilary plans to present the visual photo petition to the Federal Parliament in June around World Environment Day.

The visual petition was officially launched at Photo Access by MP Linda Burney with the aim of attracting more submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and non-binary photographers.

ABC Canberra’s Adrienne Francis spoke with Photo Access Head of Production Caitlin Seymour-King and Womboin artist Dr Judith Nangala Crispin.

For more information on Women See Change: About our first project – Women Photographers Australia

Michael E. Marquez