40 Days explores some of the cultural and religious practices of contemporary Australian society through a common thread that links them together - the number 40.
The number 40 is significant in many cultures and religions, and is the inspiration for this exhibition. 40 can represent a period of celebration, fasting or mourning as well as purification and the beginning of a new life. Each of the people portrayed in these intimate and engaging photographs is a first generation Australian, and Susan has interviewed each individual about their journey. Their portraits as well as their words bring us glimpses of their culture and their experiences, and help us to understand a little of the circumstances that led them here. The participants in ‘40 Days’ invite you to share in their lives.