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Heide Victoria
The Show Must Go On, 2021

The Show Must Go On, a collection of photographic portraits by Heidi Victoria.
What the performing arts were doing during the time of COVID-19.

 

 

 

Throughout the ages, the world has been hit hard by global pandemics – The Plague, the Spanish Flu, and now COVID-19.

 

The Performing Arts are usually the first to be shut down and often the last to be allowed to start back up again. Yet creativity, critical awareness of the human condition and comic relief are perhaps needed more than anything in times such as these. As I photographed each person for this book, I learned more about the industry and what makes it so unique. The people who work within the Performing Arts industry are resilient by nature and many of them have re-invented themselves and their income streams, passing time until the magic is allowed to happen again. 

 

These are their stories.

 

Heidi Victoria is an environmental portraitist. She honours the natural ambience of a  moment in order to authentically capture each subject. Having graduated as a photographer over 30 years ago, Heidi became a voice for the arts industry, serving in the Parliament of Victoria for 12 years including as a much admired Minister for the Arts, but always yearned to return to her first love of photography.  As COVID-19 emerged and opportunities for artists evaporated overnight, she decided to document those hardest hit, with the aim of producing a series of compelling images to inspire future generations when faced with seemingly insurmountable circumstances.

Website: www.heidivictoria.com.au

Instagram: @heidevictoriaphotography

Heide Victoria

The Show Must Go On, a collection of
photographic portraits
What the performing arts were doing during the time of COVID-19.

Sofi's Archways Level 1
& The Atrium Level 35

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Feb - May 2020

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Image of Isaiah Firebrace, from the exhibition of Heide Victoria's photographs, The Show Must Go On 2021

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Image of Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo, from the exhibition of Heide Victoria's photographs, The Show Must Go On 2021

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Image of Rhonda Burchmore, from the exhibition of Heide Victoria's photographs, The Show Must Go On 2021

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Image of Michael Dalton, from the exhibition of Heide Victoria's photographs, The Show Must Go On 2021