State Library of NSW Acquisition - Safe Space for the Homeless

I'm excited to officially announce that the State Library of NSW has acquired to its collection 21 of my photographs documenting the 24/7 Street Kitchen and Safe Space for the Homeless which operated a 'tent city' in Martin Place in Sydney's CBD for most of 2017.

The acquisition means that the Library will hold evidence that this important grass-roots, community-led movement took place, so that future generations of researchers, photographers, historians, journalists and concerned citizens might have some insight into the current homelessness crisis in Sydney.

Below are some portraits of Lanz Priestly, the main instigator and organiser of the Safe Space, taken on location on New Years day, 2017. These particular photographs are not part of the acquisition. To see those photographs, please head to the NSW State Library.

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