Red Light Dark Room
Partnership with St Kilda Gatehouse
In early 2010 Gemma-Rose was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts grant to partner with non-profit organisation St Kilda Gatehouse to photograph and interview street sex workers, while teaching these women how to tell their stories visually. Participatory methodologies were employed to allow a more comprehensive picture to emerge, and to challenge the concept of who actually makes an image; who is the photographer and who the subject.
Red Light Dark Room; Sex, lives & stereotypes is an amalgamation of photographs, interviews, and written reflections, and was published in April 2011.
All book proceeds go to St Kilda Gatehouse, which provides a safe community space, emergency aid and strong advocacy for street based sex workers.