The Gallery for Justice, launching on the 28th August, 2010, is a culmination of documentary photographer Mark Tipple and social entrepreneur Nikki James. 'Nikki gave voice to the frustration I was having with traditional media with a concept that as soon as she mentioned it I knew that I had to make this happen. Working closely with organisations on the Indonesian reportage and having to tell them that the images weren't receiving any light in mainstream media was disheartening, this concept is a unique platform that I know will raise the profile of these organisations and source them with much needed funds.'
The design has been crucial to the project; too much design and the text overpowers the image, too little and the context of what the image depicts is lost. 'It's been an interesting journey working with Andy to get the elements right, and I'm stoked to see his talent show from the outset with this initial set. He's managed to leave the elements of the image speak for themselves, while intertwining the context of the organisation's story in an equally powerful way.'
With endorsement from the Salvation Army, the Gallery for Justice is set to launch at the end of the annual Salvation Army "I'll Fight" conference, from 3-5.30pm at the Sticky Bar, 182 Campbell road, Surry Hills.