Carol Jerrems

Carol Jerrems (b.1949, d.1980) was the first contemporary Australian woman photographer to have work acquired by a number of museums including the National Gallery of Australia in 1976. Jerrems put her camera where counter culture suggested; women’s liberation, social inclusiveness for street youths and Indigenous people in the cities who were campaigning for justice and land rights. Her poetic and elusive images show people trying to find a new way of life in the 1970s.