Your donation allows Parra to continue with this important work by funding her studio needs and travel to meet with victims of miscarriages of justice across the country.
Portraying the innocent and unfairly tried, each portrait explores profound upheaval, displacement and vulnerability, highlighting poignant individual cases and systematic indigenous inequity.
DENIED will enable sitters to be represented as they need to be seen; as people who have been harmed by the system that ought to have protected them. Holding space for exchange, each portrait helps to restore their normality, humanity and dignity.
Sitters have been found innocent through forensic evidence, on the basis of misconduct and/or exoneration/acquittal. While some have been released; many are still incarcerated. It’s now our responsibility to look and engage in a critical conversation.