Friday, May 2nd, 2014

A photography exhibition titled ‘Sweet 16’ will be on display as part of this year’s Head On Photo Festival.

Following the success of the exhibition last month at the Tap gallery, Sydney Photographer Yve Lavine is proud to announce her participation in the Head On Photo Festival as an asssoicated show.

Yve Lavine’s ‘Sweet 16’ exhibition celebrates the important contribution women over 60 make in society. Lavine has interviewed 16 women aged 60 – 85, asking them to reflect on advice they would give their 16-year-old selves.

The exhibition addresses important themes of career, love and beauty through a series of micro- stories. The project aims at bridging the gap between older and younger women – giving young women the opportunity to learn from the experiences, wisdom and resilience of older women.

“I want to give the world a glimpse of their lives, struggles and triumphs in the hopes that younger women can learn from their challenges,” said Yve.

The exhibition comes at a time where young women are bombarded with stereotypes and unrealistic representations of femininity in the media.

“The exhibition will show a more positive and realistic representation of women,” said Yve.

The exhibition is proudly supported by the Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast Inc. – a central business district club member of the global organisation Zonta International, who work to improve the status of women worldwide.

The exhibition will take place in the Surry Hills Library between the 2nd May and 30th June 2014 during library opening hours. Yve Lavine will be hosting a panel talk at the Library on Thursday 15th May from 6:30pm – 8pm with speakers including Alissa Thibault, radio presenter for Nova Sydney and Deborah Bateson, Medical Director at Family Planning NSW.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Yve Lavine, please contact Hollie Azzopardi on 02 9279 0672, or [email protected]

About Head On Photo Festival:

Head On Photo Festival is Australia’s largest photo festival. Heading into its fifth year, the Festival celebrates a wide range of photography across all genres from photojournalism and reportage through commercial to fine-art.

For more information about Head On Photo Festival, please contact 6dc, Natalie Trethowen at [email protected], Amanda Fry at [email protected] and Julie Seat at [email protected] or 02 9280 1600. 

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