Presented by
Metro Tunnel Creative Program
in association with PHOTO 2022 and Jenny Lewis.
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Submissions due
7 February 2022
Applications
now open

‘I’ve got a past alright. I married a gangster, he thought he was Humphrey Bogart, used to wear a white mac. I was 21 at the time, in too deep to get out.’

Renee, age 100

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis
Image courtesy of the artist

The greatest thing about me? I’ve been a professional flamenco dancer most of my life.’

Ron, age 93

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis
Image courtesy of the artist

‘The older I’ve got, the more I enjoy acting.
I thought that after I’d had my family I might
have softened and let go a bit, but actually
I’m more fiercely passionate.’

Saskia, age 57

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis
Image courtesy of the artist

‘I’m living at home with my mum and my little brother and I love it. I absolutely love it, even though I’m getting to that age when I should move out.”

Iris, age 20

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis
Image courtesy of the artist

"Daddy!"

Aroko, age 1

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis
Image courtesy of the artist

"‘I’ve got a past alright. I married a gangster, he thought he was Humphrey Bogart, used to wear a white mac. I was 21 at the time, in too deep to get out.’”

Renee, age 100

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis.
Image courtesy of the artist.

‘The older I’ve got, the more I enjoy acting.
I thought that after I’d had my family I might
have softened and let go a bit, but actually
I’m more fiercely passionate.’

Saskia, age 57

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis.
Image courtesy of the artist.

‘Daddy!’

Aroko, age 1

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis.
Image courtesy of the artist.

"I’m living at home with my mum and my little brother and I love it. I absolutely love it, even though I’m getting to that age when I should move out.”

Iris, age 20

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis.
Image courtesy of the artist.

"The greatest thing about me? I’ve been a professional flamenco dancer most of my life.’”

Ron, age 93

Photo: One Hundred Years, Jenny Lewis.
Image courtesy of the artist.

Applications now open
Submissions due 7 February 2022

We’re celebrating the extraordinary diversity of Victoria’s community with a photographic series of people at every age from 0 to 100. And we’d love your help, by contributing a photograph of someone you know.

Background

As part of PHOTO 2022, the Metro Tunnel Creative Program will exhibit One Hundred Years by British artist Jenny Lewis. Jenny’s thoughtful images capture her local community in Hackney, East London. With an image and a short quote from each of her subjects, Jenny brings to life the joys, adversities, challenges and beauty of her community as they reflect on their lives so far.

101 Victorians

With the permission of Jenny Lewis and PHOTO 2022, the Metro Tunnel Creative Program is seeking to create a Victorian version of the evocative One Hundred Years project, to be shown as an online gallery, at the same time as Jenny’s work is exhibited for PHOTO 2022.

We’re asking Victorians to submit a photo of someone in their community to be part of this project. All Victorian residents are welcome to participate in this community project. Please note that it is not a paid opportunity. All photographers will be credited for their contribution to the project.

You do not need to have a background in photography, experience in lighting/editing skills, or fancy equipment – a smart phone will be sufficient. We want images that show the essence of the person you are photographing. They might be a family member, friend, colleague or neighbour - someone you have a connection to, that will feel comfortable being photographed and sharing an insight into their life. You might capture them in a garden, or balcony, in a room in their home filled with posters or photos or objects they’ve collected, or perhaps an outdoor setting that is important to them, like the bush or by a river, or their childhood home. We hope to receive contributions that show Victorians from many different backgrounds, including First Nations peoples.

Ideally the accompanying quote will reveal something about their experience of life so far – whether they are aged 9 or 90.

You might ask them:

  • “what’s the coolest thing about being a seven year-old?”
  • “how’s life treating you at 31?”
  • “now that you are in your nineties, how do you feel about the life you’ve lived so far?”

The person you choose needn’t be famous or successful. As Jenny Lewis has said: “I’ve always thought the ordinary is pretty extraordinary”. With your help, we hope to create a vibrant snapshot of the people of Victoria.

The Process

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