JFC photographically explores the historical readings of my family, anchored by the illustrious and dramatic stories that are recounted of my Great Grandfather. James Ford Cairns who was renowned for his time spent in politics had a state burial and was an unsung legend in our family. A humble man, he grew up in pre-war Australia when society was much more stringent. This project documents his life from four perspectives and makes use of archival and my own imagery to both celebrate and honour him. JFC acts as a form of new documentary and highlights the role of photography in memory and visual culture.
James Bugg • Maddy Cairns • Courtney Cheasley • Sam Forsyth-Gray • Fuad Osmancevic • Ania Skup • James Thorn • Charlotte Vignau •