Pictures of change

Karen Cain taking photos at a park, which is all taped up. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 208028_01

By Alesha Capone

The Grange Community Centre has launched a photography project to record how Wyndham has changed during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hoppers Crossing centre is asking residents to submit images for the Capturing Change initiative.

The centre’s community development officer Karen Cain said the photos would form part of a future art project, possibly an exhibition or photobook.

“Our community has been very different during this period of isolation,” Ms Cain said.

“People are working from home, children are being home-schooled, and we should only be leaving our homes for reasons approved by the government.”

“We wanted to capture this change and thought photographs would be a creative and simple way for people to become involved in capturing these changes.

“We would like people to capture some of these changes through their own lens.

“Changes could include empty shopping centres and carparks, people working from home, children learning from home, closed park, more people exercising, and even traffic reduction, to name a few.

“These photographs are something that we can refer to and look back on in years to come.”

Ms Cain said the centre has already had some images submitted to the Capturing Change project.

“One that stood out was taken at Eagle Stadium which is usually a hive of activity – in this photograph that carpark is completely empty, depicting a sign of the times,” she said.

Anyone wanting to submit a photo to Capturing Change can email their image to

Entries should include details of where the photo was taken, and the photographer’s name and contact details.