Facing Up To The Challenges of Equality in our Time
Implicit, not just explicit forms of bias are a major obstacle to the achievement of equality in Australia today. Yet social psychologists have shown that exposure to images of successful individuals form diverse backgrounds can help shift expressions of implicit bias.
Exposure to diverse role models can also inspire students and other members of our community to imagine increased possibilities for themselves and others in their community for achieving change.
By combining photographic portraits with thoughts and words from a diverse range of UNSW alumni, the project seeks to encourage all of us to face up to the challenge of equality in our time.
Facing Equality is an initiative of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality led by Professors Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden. This project was also generously supported by Mr Bill Manos and Diane Macdonald as photographic and artistic director.