Leading social change one image at a time
Reviewed at the National Wine Centre on 16 March 2019
Presented by Epodcentral
Alex Cearns – From Law Maker to Image Maker is the intriguing story of how Alex Cearns swapped her police badge for a social justice of a different kind….the animal kind that is, giving a voice to those most vulnerable within our society and giving them a public profile for humans to sit up and pay attention to. Through her photos, many animal rescue organisations worldwide have benefited from Alex’s incredible images.
It is very apparent as soon as Alex starts talking that this is going to be one of those moments in your life where you will take away so much information and a completely different way of looking at things, or like Mr 12 you may just come away with a new role model who you one day aspire to have a career just like. (Be warned you will want to quit your day job and play with animals after seeing this show).
Alex is a fantastic public speaker and has the audience captivated from start to finish. The show is both comical and informative, however, most of all it is captivating with so many gorgeous images to look at and stories to hear. For those interested in photography, it is a treasure trove of inspiration and tips on how to capture that split second shot and if you aren’t an avid photo taker it will inspire you to be one whilst you appreciate the effort gone in to capturing such images.
If the show makes you consider a rescue animal the next time you are looking for a pet or educates you about the fantastic work native animal rescue organisations like Fauna Rescue and international organisations such as Free the Bears do, then it has achieved something very important.
Rescue animals aside, you get to see some of the many dogs that Alex gets to photograph in her studio as part of her business, Houndstooth Studio, and the photo that started it all.
I cannot speak highly enough of this show and urge everyone to stay for the Q&A that takes place after the interval as Alex answers candidly all the questions asked of her and it is like getting two shows for the price of one. Hearing a story this good is a privilege and it certainly takes the Fringe out on a high note.
Allow 3 hours for this show to listen to the Q&A, and perhaps to purchase a book and have it signed, without worrying about time
Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey
Venue: Exhibition Hall at The National Wine Centre
Season: 17th March 1pm 2019
Duration: 140 minutes
Tickets: $30 – $35