Actual photo of Australians voting.
Kangaroos spotted fleeing mainland Australia after Tony Abbott announced Prime Minister.
TONY 2013- Take 1 (by Rosaleen Ryan)
Entirely taken within the Flinders Street Photobooths in Melbourne Australia.
This image is a direct product of my anxiety over the 2013 Australian Elections and my fear of an Australia under an ABBOTT government -(Particularly for Women in this photograph, but of course on other important issues too).
Religious Iconography was important to me because of Abbotts policies being for the most part based in Catholicism, I wanted to talk to Tony Abbott in a language he speaks best, Religion.
I am worried that he is going to persecute Women for their choices, Control their choices, and continue to sexually discriminate and shame women in the way that he has always done.
The photobooth was not only an aesthetic choice but reflects my vulnerability in a public space, and my vulnerability as a woman under Abbotts reign.
This is still a work in progress and will continue to be developed over the next few months, and I am sure it will continue to reflect the future circumstances for women after the Election (Held Today). I am also considering doing a series based on each of their policies but this is not as yet concrete.