BreastScreen Victoria has partnered with photographer Lisa White on Beautiful Women, a new portrait series which celebrates the contributions of LGBTI+ women in challenging narrow definitions of femininity and perfection.
The Midsumma Festival Premier Event explores the power of lesbian, bi, trans and intersex women and the diverse characteristics of their beauty. BreastScreen Victoria has collaborated with White as part of the organisation’s commitment to recognising the diversity of women and providing inclusive services to all women.
BreastScreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore said the images and messages from the Beautiful Women campaign will be used for a social marketing campaign about our services, and in publications and posters in our screening clinics.
“BreastScreen Victoria’s is committed to achieving Rainbow Tick accreditation for our services over the next 2 years, so that LGBTI+ women can be assured that our staff will provide inclusive services that understand their needs’ she said.
Lisa White said the images tell stories of everyday lives and aim to build understanding across diverse communities.
“Part of my work as the social photographer is connecting with communities and merging social activism and art for change,” she said.
LGBTI+ women are invited to share an image of a beautiful LGBTI+ woman on social media using the hashtag, #beautifulwomen.
Beautiful Women exhibition
Venue: Incinerator Gallery | 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, 3039
Date: 21 January – 12 February | Opening 20 January 6pm–9pm
Times: Exhibition open Tues – Sun 11am–4pm
Tickets: FREE ENTRY