James Henry

EastWeb funded a project by indigenous photographer James Henry through Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) earlier this year. The exhibition was held during Cultural Diversity Week in Victoria at the Koori Heritage Trust on King Street, with the support of MAV. The project documented Harmony Day, an event which started with local indigenous people wanting to provide support and solidarity to Somali people who were experiencing racial harassment and discrimination, and since becoming an annual event. James’ work documents Black Harmony Day over the last few years- capturing ‘vibrant, engaging and positive images of Indigenous and refugee Australians’. On opening night James announced the winner of a photography compeition open to Koori and refugee children- the winner was able to spend an afternoon working alongside James to learn more about photography.