Jody Haines was born and raised in Hobart and is a valued member of the palawa community. Her mob on her dad's side is from Toomelah, northern NSW of the Goomeroi nation.
Jody lives and works on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples and is a descendant of the Tommeginner peoples of Tasmania. Jody speaks to Gman on Big Brekkie about Digital Nations exhibition this week in Melbourne.
I'm a storyteller. A social activist. A feminist change-maker. I visually forge a new collection of women’s images that place women first. Photography, light and video are my tools. My practice, I make honest portraits with women – and that’s my greatest privilege. Applying a collaborative and relational act to making, I use photography to inspire people to see themselves and for other people to meet them eye-to-eye.
Both art and activism is my calling, I’m one of the lucky ones who gets to connect with people, deeply and daily, for a living. I’m Jody; I’m a photo media artist - I chip away daily at the fabric of our social bias, one photo at a time.