"You can't change what you don't acknowledge" - by Travis de Jonk for www.badbehaviourpublishing.com // digital photography // 2010
this work was made in response to a shocking report into youth suicide statistics in Australia which revealed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex youth were up to 8 times more likely that their straight counterparts to take their own lives.
We have a tendency to gloss over the difficult, uncomfortable and ugly. We ignore, disguise, and distract ourselves with more palatable things to avoid dealing with them. And this is true not just of advertising and fashion, but government and corporate policy.
But how can you ever really solve a problem, if you can't even look at it clearly? That is what this work is about.