National Treasures

Rebecca Varidel
26th Feb 2015

"We are born gay and we die gay" says Richard Hedger. "This project gave me the opportunity to intimately portray a group of wonderful people who have lived rich and interesting lives and also just happen to be 'gay'. My intention is that the work challenges preconceptions and breaks down stereotypical representations of the LGBTI community."

An activist, a minister, an actor, a nurse, a lecturer, an artist... older, wiser... They are all National Treasures.

Richard Hedger's new photographic exhibition National Treasures is an insightful nod to the older members of a community that is predominantly represented by images of the young, fit, hedonistic and decadent. His new exhibition of photography follows his 2014 award winning Mardi Gras exhibition Toy With Me.

National Treasures celebrates a generation who have witnessed, endured and in their own way contributed to significant social and cultural change.

National Treasures a collection of intimate portraits of LGBTI people over the age of 65, opened last night and can be viewed at Muse Studio Darlinghurst until 8th March.

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