Sydney Deaf & Hard of Hearing Photographers (SDHP) was established in 2014 by Deaf photographer, Sue Wright.
SDHP explores different themes and perspectives of photography through Auslan (Australian Sign Language) in monthly meet ups, trips and educational events. It is the first group of its kind in Australia.
Since 2014, Sydney Deaf & Hard of Hearing Photographers has grown over time, gaining access to voluntary opportunities offered by other community organisations for photography activity.
SDHP works collaboratively with organisations and other artists with the aim to achieve access and equity for deaf and hard of hearing photographers.
- Partnership with Campbelltown Arts Centre's 'Photography & Stories' in 2017, a professional development for emerging deaf and hard of hearing photographers with Auslan interpreters.
- Seven weeks photography course with TAFE, Ultimo with over 13 deaf & hard of hearing students with Auslan interpreters and notetaker.
- SDHP's first exhibition in 2017, "your photography, your style"with seven photographers from our group.
- SDHP's first stall at Deaf Festival in 2016 and run another stall in 2017.
- Successful grant with Accessible Arts' Artist Run Initiative Project in 2016.
- Over 200 members and growing.