In late 2019 the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne hosted Hard Truths: an exhibition of award winning photography from The New York Times. Here, for the first time, you can explore an online archive of photos and videos captured during the exhibition.
In September 2019, a gallery was built in Arts West to house the New York Times exhibition "Hard Truths." This marked the first time that the global exhibition of award-winning photography had been hosted in Australia. Read about the exhibition here.
Hard Truths at the Faculty of Arts featured five series of photographic works by an array of global photographers. Learn more about the participating artists here, and access information about the photographs they took in Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, and Australia.
A gallery of images from the day of the exhibition launch and associated events. Browse through photos shot by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for The New York Times.
Q&A Event with The New York Times and Australian Red Cross
On the day of the exhibition opening a Q&A event was held for a student audience in the Arts West Atrium, featuring Damien Cave from The New York Times, Cecilia Hemana from the Australian Red Cross, and participating photographer Adam Ferguson. Watch a video of the event here.
Open Mic Event
At this event, student speakers reading original pieces of writing responding to the exhibition were joined by Arts alumna Dr Amy Brown, who read selections from her latest book of poetry (Neon Daze, VUP 2019). Watch a video of the event here.
A panel of academic speakers from various disciplines from the Faculty of Arts and beyond presented their responses to the exhibition at this multi-disciplinary event. Hosted by New York Times foreign correspondent Jamie Tarabay. Watch a video of the event here.