Student's Name: Amber Bateup
Title: Seeds of Hope
Description: This photo series ‘Seeds of Hope’, documents ATW during their July 2020 tree planting in the shire of Dumbleyung - located 267km southeast of Perth. Traditionally farmed for wheat and sheep, it’s estimated that this region has lost around 86% of its native vegetation cover,1 with most farms now experiencing the encroaching effects of salinity, erosion and soil compaction. I draw similarities between WA’s landscape and the images of ‘The Dustbowl’ in America captured by the likes of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Arthur Rothstein. The images selected from ‘Seeds of Hope’ reveals the strengths in community and their ability to unite and work towards a brighter future.