Working alongside communities from around the globe, Judith has developed her Place Matters series following her own migration from Scotland to Australia, and consequent exploration of issues around displacement.
She works with the mediums of photography, audiovisual, sound and prose examining the relationships between community and place, the importance of cultural identity, and the resulting personal and environmental wellbeing.
“What I see and present can only be what I am shown by the people I meet and I in no way claim to be able to show every side to the stories in the short time I have available to me. But as I take the photographs and record sounds, conversations are started, as participants reflect on their sense of place. Much comes out of that process well beyond my photography and sound recordings. At the same time the process opens a small window for me to learn something more and share the stories further afield through my photographic exhibitions.”