it’s Sam from SB Creatives Photography here…. 

In a world that is becoming increasingly diverse and inclusive, it's essential to celebrate the stories of all communities, especially those who have faced adversity and discrimination throughout history. 

Recently, I had the privilege of being a photographer for a truly unique event that beautifully combined LGBTQI narratives with the opportunity to hear from first nation elders combined with a tour of the Sydney Jewish Museum. This experience was not only eye-opening but also deeply moving, as it allowed me to witness the power of storytelling and resilience.

To kickstart the evening, the attendees were invited to explore the Sydney Jewish Museum. This was a poignant continuation of the evening's theme of understanding and acceptance.

  • Holocaust Exhibits: The Holocaust exhibition at the museum is a powerful reminder of the consequences of hatred and discrimination.

  • Education and Reflection: The tour allowed attendees to reflect on the past and consider the importance of creating a more inclusive and tolerant future. It underscored the significance of preserving the stories of marginalized communities.

The main event I was honored to document was a storytelling evening that featured LGBTQI individuals from various backgrounds sharing their personal narratives. These stories were a testament to the strength and courage of people who have faced discrimination, prejudice, and social stigma simply because of who they are and who they love.

My experience as a photographer for the LGBTQI storytelling evening and tour at the Sydney Jewish Museum was a profound one. It highlighted the importance of storytelling as a means of building empathy and fostering acceptance. It showcased the resilience of individuals who have overcome adversity and discrimination, and it encouraged all of us to embrace diversity in all its forms.

In a world where hatred and discrimination persist, events like these serve as beacons of hope and understanding. They remind us that by sharing our stories, we can bridge divides, inspire change, and build a more inclusive society. I am grateful to have been a part of this experience, and I hope that more such events continue to bring communities together in celebration of our shared humanity.

Wishing the entire Jewish community a Shana Tova. 

Until Next Time...

Sam Babus

Founder and Photographer at SB Creatives Photography