In the exhibition Manuwangku – Under the Nuclear Cloud Sri Lankan-born photographer Jagath Dheerasekara presents images of the Muckaty community in the Northern Territory, a place planned as a destination for nuclear waste. Dheerasekara’s images are concise and forceful depictions of a community fighting to preserve its culture and environment while remaining sensitive to its human stories. The exhibition is one of three shows at Customs House staged as part of Sydney’s annual Head On Photo Festival. Alongside Peter Elfe’s The Green Desert – with its images of lush Australian landscapes – and Alexa Sinclair’s Homage – and its baroque panto fashion-world images – the three exhibitions present the breadth and vitality of contemporary photographic practice.
Until June 29, Customs House, 1st Floor, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, 9242 8551.