Jacinda Violi b. 1988, Griffith, New South Wales ALMOND TREES AT DUSK 2020 Archival print Jacinda took this photograph, because she feels enticed every year to wander through the almond blossoms when the orchards are in bloom. Almond farming was initially a big risk for farmers in the region. Seeing the almond plantations makes her feel proud of just how much Griffith produces. "I feel at peace here. It’s calm and very pretty. A lot of people get family photos taken out the front of the almond trees at this time of year, so it’s a sense of home as well as happiness. But it also provides jobs for people, so it’s ‘giving back’." Jacinda grew up in Griffith and chose to stay and work there. She is the owner of her own beauty salon and a member of the Griffith Women in Business network.
Tijana Franco b. 1997, Adelaide, South Australia FEELING FEET 2020 Archival print Tijana took this photograph, because it brings back happy memories of going to the beach near her grandparents’ house. She loves the freshness of the sea air, compared to the pollution of the city. Being by the sea gives her a feeling of calm and peace. "In the photo, the sand is being washed onto the rocks. The ocean, sand, and the rocks under your feet feels funny, but it’s kinda nice. I like spending time in the natural environment. And when I look out to the expanse of the ocean, it creates a sense of space in my mind." Tijana grew up in Port Lincoln and left to study a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and a Bachelor of Teaching at the University of Adelaide. She moved back to Port Lincoln during 2020 to be with her family while studying online.