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Eye-opening exhibition highlights the views of children in care

I was pleased to meet several young people currently living in out-of-home care this morning at the opening of the As Eye See It photographic exhibition.

The exhibition, coordinated through the Department for Child Support and Family Protection, is an opportunity for young people living in care in Western Australia to express what is important to them through photography.

Participants were given a camera and encouraged to take four photographs of things which hold a special significance for them. The young photographers were also invited to submit brief captions describing why they had captured each image.

The young participants I met today spoke very positively about their experiences in photographing what was important to them and seeing their work on public display.

The collection of photographs aims to raise awareness about what it means to live in out-of-home care and provides an insight into the worlds of these young people.

This free exhibition is open until September 18 at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, Fremantle.