Home Is Where My Heart Is: Photographer Mentor Callout

Photo by Narnie, mentored by Daniel Craig

Photo by Narnie, mentored by Daniel Craig

The Home Is Where My Heart Is photography project is running again for it’s seventh year and we’re looking for emerging photographers (aged 18 – 26) who like working with young people, and would be keen to lend their time, experience and equipment as a mentor!

Home Is Where My Heart Is explores the issue of youth homelessness through the eyes of young people experiencing homelessness, who work with a photography mentor to capture their idea of ‘home’ in a series of images.

The young people normally have very little experience with photography and this is where mentors come in, teaching them about light, composition and aperture.

The work that is produced is entirely their own; the photographers are simply there to guide the process and get the young people thinking creatively.

Mentors will be partnered with a young person to work with between April and July to produce images for the exhibition, which will open August 7th 2014. Mentors may need to undertake minimal postproduction work if necessary.



Please read through the Information Sheet thoroughly before applying.

Due to the growth in popularity of the project, photographers wanting to be involved will need to apply through the online application form and submit 3 images of previous work.

Applications close Friday 4th April at 5pm. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after this date.

If you have any queries please contact the Project Officer, Jo at Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) on 9227 5440 or via emailhiwmhi@yacwa.org.au