PHOTO Live Photography and Nature: Animism and Ecology

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Inspired by artists in the PHOTO 2022 program who envisage us as part of nature, instead of seeing ourselves as separate from nature, we can reflect on what it means to be human. Through ecology, intergenerational spiritual knowledge, myth and technology we can envision a more sustainable and inclusive future.

With exhibiting artists Hoda Afshar, and Misha Vallejo Prut, and guest author, and podcaster of Rune Soup, Gordon White. Chaired by Desiree Ibinarriaga, Lecturer, Collaborative Design, and Unit Coordinator of Indigenous Research Methods at Wominjeka Djeembana Lab, Monash University.

Taking place in person and streaming live, PHOTO 2022’s headline talks program PHOTO Live addresses the social and cultural role photography plays in our lives and how art can activate cities and public spaces. Featuring exhibiting artists in conversation with curators and academics, these exchanges will explore a range of issues in response to the theme Being Human.

This talk took place at the Gandel Digital Future Lab ACMI, Fed Square on Tuesday May 10, 2022. You can watch a
Period10 May 2022
Event titlePhoto 2022 International Festival of Photography
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Photography
  • Nature
  • Ecology
  • Spirituality