Biography: Gemma was born in the US and spent the first three years of her life in Johannesburg before migrating to Sydney. As a teenager Gemma lived in the Netherlands, where she developed a love of travel and different cultures, going on to spend eight months working in and travelling through Nepal, India and south-east Asia when she finished school.
While at university, studying a BA (Media and Communications), she spent two semesters on exchange in Scotland and Sweden. Gemma has written for The Sydney Morning Herald and worked in Cambodia as a reporter and photographer for The Phnom Penh Post. Photography, specifically reportage and portraiture, is something she has always pursued independently.
When she finished her degree 18 months ago she started her own business Tellwell Communications, an integrated communication service for non-profit and community organisations, and socially informed campaigns. She is passionate about people, their stories and using words, photography and video as vehicles to incite change and action.
Photography...is a major force in explaining man to man. — Edward Steichen
Equipment:Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
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Every April, Khmer New Year rolls around and Sydney's biggest Buddhist temple, in Bonnyrigg, is home to the festivities. Here, a suburban house is framed with the atmospheric light of the annual Cambodian celebration.
Walking through Windorah, a small south-western Queensland town, I saw Kitty playing in a wide puddle as the sun was setting. Dressed in her best pink outfit she spent hours splashing about until it was time to go in for tea.
Andy Jenkins is the only person in Australia who has a licence to deface coins. Inside his Silverton 'coinery' shed he creates interesting pieces of jewellery. He is also the proud foster parent of some orphaned joeys.
Two young girls smile in a world where each day they scavenge Phnom Penh's Steung Meanchey Dump for recyclable material to sell. Expatriate David Fletcher visits at least twice a week with a flat bed truck full of food and medical supplies. They are, otherwise, a forgotten community. For more information, click here.