FOR Artist Juliet Murray her exhibition Images of India opening at the J-Shed on Friday March 16 aims to highlight the cultural diversity and richness of the Indian people.
The artists said she fell in love with India when she first visited.
“It is a land of contrasts, diversity seeped in ancient history and spirituality,” she said.
“My photos aim to highlight this, celebrating cultural diversity whilst highlighting the hardships some people face.
“In my photos I explore aspects of vulnerability, pride, hope and resilience.
“I hope to capture raw emotions in the places where people live, work and survive.”
Dr Murray said she had been to India six times and planned to go back at Christmas.
“I have stayed from three weeks to two months in many places including Delhi, Varanasi, Leh, Rishikesh, Rajasthan, Goa and Mumbai,” she said.
“There is extreme poverty in the country with one in five living below the poverty line without access to basic human needs such as running water, toilets or healthcare.
“All proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Asha India, a charity which helps people living in the slums of Delhi, India.
“They provide access to basic necessities whilst empowering power to make changes to their lives.
“I would like to thank my mentor Peter Zuvela who has been supportive of all my work.”
What: Images of India Exhibit
When: Opening night Friday March 16
Where: J Shed in Fremantle