Sacrifice by William Debois

Sacrifice is an exhibition of portrait photography and oral histories by artist, William Debois. Debois a photographer of French origin, based in Gladstone, and with a career spanning 25 years across four countries.

This exhibition Sacrifice reflects the universal notions of sacrifice, be it big or small, life-affirming or limiting, tragic or slightly trivial. The images in the exhibition have been captured by Debois over a period of three years, as he has travelled 'road-trip' style, listened to and captured the visual and oral representations of people he has met along the way.

Thanks to the support of a Regional Arts Development Fund grant, William has been able to undertake a residency in Bunda berg to connect with the local South Sea Islander community and include photographs and stories taken during this residency into the exhibition, giving it additional resonance within our region.

RADF Acknowledgement

Image: William Debois, from the series Sacrifice, Giclee fine art print on art paper, 1/10 edition, 51 x 51 cm.
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