Semi Finalist, HeadOn Portrait Prize 2017
NAOMI AND ANDREA
because they are 2 very talented and passionate women. When Naomi introduced Andrea at Orchestra rehearsal, I recognised they had the same surname: Power! After a chat about their story and backgrounds I decided to photograph them at Earlwood Uniting Church Hall.
Read Their story:
“We got married because first and foremost we love each other, also because we wanted to be granted the same rights as heterosexual married couples. We think that the state recognising same sex marriage is an important first step but there is still a long way to go for full equality as the right to be able to marry is a basic human right.
Our love for music brought us together and we channel that passion into every aspect of our everyday lives, often playing together and making music together.
We believe the woman can be extremely strong and resourceful if allowed to be. In current society there are still many obstacles facing women of today and still many habits or customs that are still maintained from the chauvinistic history such as the salary gap between men and women in the same role or being “wolf whistled” in the street. Change is slowly coming about but these things take time and by us taking a stand on marriage equality and “going against the grain” of conservative Australia by being married in a different country sends a message that women are prepared to fight – there is a reason we have our surname “Power”! Finally, gay marriage should be legalised around the world and all couples regardless of gender orientation should be able to enjoy the same privileges as married heterosexual couples. ”
Posted by Wolfwerk on 28 April 2017