Here I am at age 10 wearing a "Save the Whale" badge in of all places my Aunty's house in Japan. I was a pretty political kid and held strong views about protecting whales at a time when they were being killed all over the world by the thousands, particularly in Japan. So it is incredibly sad that after 40 years, Japan is still doing the same thing and has also just resumed commercial whaling.
I will be talking about this photograph and how to use photographs like it to create photo essays during the Island Whale Festival. Photography has the power to create change by telling stories. You can use your photography to create change too. Session details can be found on the Island Whale Festival website. The session is called "The whale in focus: Constructing cetacean subjectivity in photo essays" See details at the Island Whale Festival Program page: http://islandwhales.com.au/program/saturday/