The Freilich Project is proud to present We Bleed the Same, an exhibition by photographer Tim Bauer and journalist and filmmaker Liz Deep-Jones. We Bleed the Same provides an account of racism in Australia today, as experienced through the eyes of First Nations people, immigrants and refugees.
Whether it is overt, covert, or systemic, racism hurts. It’s dangerous and it divides us. We Bleed the Same challenges racist ideas and assumptions by conveying the deeply personal stories of thirty-seven people through stunning portraits and a short documentary. They share stories of fleeing war and persecution, and their struggles for justice. The exhibition features photographs of a range of people, from former Race Commissioner Tim Soutphommassane, to First Nations Elder Leetona Dungay, whose son David died in custody, to Holocaust survivor, Ernie Friedlander OAM, and many others.
The exhibition will also include the interactive installation Kizuna. Images submitted by the local community will be hung from a hills hoist and connected with red thread. The Kizuna installation represents the links between people and community, and all members of the community are invited to send photos of themselves that they feel represent the diversity of Canberra.
Tim Bauer is one of Australia’s leading portrait photographers. With more than forty years in the industry, Tim is an award-winning photographer that has captured images of some of the country’s leading personalities, including celebrities and politicians. Liz Deep-Jones is a former SBS TV presenter, journalist and producer with more than twenty years’ experience in the media. Their combined work seeks to open discussions around racism, belonging, identity and to give an insight into the harmful effects that racism can have on those who experience it.
We Bleed the Same will be held in the RSSS Building at ANU. The exhibition will launch in late March, 2022 with dates to be confirmed.