Picturing Respect – Photography Winners Announced 

La Trobe’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Photography Competition, “Picturing Respect’ has now closed. 

Congratulations to all our staff and student entrants for their thoughtful and moving contributions! The competition, which sought to explore what ‘respect is’, has produced diverse and powerful visuals of respect.  

Thank you so much to everyone who engaged with the competition.  

Exhibition Displays on Bendigo and Melbourne (Bundoora) Campuses

Please join us for the opening of the Picturing Respect Photography Exhibition. Opening events will occur at both Bendigo and Melbourne (Bundoora) Campuses.   

Come along and meet the talented competition winners, learn more about La Trobe’s prevention work and immerse yourself in thought-provoking displays. Food will be provided and feel free to pick up some resources.  

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show your support for ‘Picturing Respect’, La Trobe’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence event.  

Register for the events below: 

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Location:Bendigo Library Gallery (at base of stairs to the library) Event launch location:Exhibition Room, next to Seminar Room 1.34, Ground Floor, Melbourne (Bundoora) Library 
Date: 4 December Date: 30 November 
Time: Exhibition opening event from 12 pm – 1 pm. View the exhibition only from 1 pm – 4 pm. Time: 12 pm – 1 pm 

Note** The Melbourne (Bundoora) exhibition will be live from 28 November – 8 December in the Library Exhibition Room next to Seminar Room 1.34.

Competition Winners 

After careful consideration and review against the ‘Respect Is’ competition criteria, we are excited to announce the following competition winners: 

Staff Category 

First Place $250 voucher: Tracey Khan 

Description: Despite the outcome of the Voice Referendum, First Nations and proud Yamatji Noongar woman, Sharon Brindley, showed up for us on 19/10/23 as guest speaker at an event aimed to raise awareness of Australian native foods and Indigenous land management practices. It turned into an emotional event as Sharon shared her truth-telling with us and the impact of the Referendum outcome on her and her peoples. The emotion unexpectedly brought the event alive and took it to a whole new level. This photo captures Sharon’s strength, spirit and desire to raise awareness of Indigenous culture, in spite of the enormous hurt she was feeling. 

Second Place $100 voucher: Babak Dadvand 

Description: I captured this photo at a Melbourne inclusion and multiculturalism festival, symbolizing the city’s harmony and diversity. The colourful bubbles represent a celebration of differences, while people of various genders, ages, and ethnicities embody our multicultural, respectful society. 

The judging panel was unable to decide on just one third-prize winner. The following entries were both awarded the third place prize: 

Third Place: $50 voucher: Emily Beiber  

Description: Respect is young women comfortably catching public transport late at night. I took my daughter and her bestie to see a musical in town. Public transport is everyone’s space to occupy. 

Third Place: $50 voucher: Corina Modderman 

Description: Respect is listening. Fourth year La Trobe Rural Health School Social Work students on Yorta Yorta Country, Shepparton campus. 

Student Category 

First Place $250 voucher: Laavanya Raturi 

Description: Respect is unconditional. Respect is unvoiced yet understood. Respect doesn’t need to be earned; Respect is a birthright. 

Second Place $100 voucher: Jeska Rees 

Description: Tabitha joins the Women’s March on Melbourne following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, January 21 2017. 

Again, we had so many excellent entries, two third-place prizes have been awarded of $50 each. 

Third Place $50 Voucher: Alyssa Serra  

Description: Respect is accepting that people have differing opinions on particular topics. We need to begin to respect these differing opinions instead of silencing one or the other.  We need to look beyond the bushes and the trees to see the sun. The sun is a reminder that no matter what opinion we have we still live on this earth and we must respect all opinions and views. 

Third Place $50 Voucher: Ragini Patil  

Description: Respect is a two-way street. Making sure my baby understands this and respects the ones that can speak but also the ones who can’t! 

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