Created with support from acclaimed photographer Trent Parke and Canon Australia, the show presents more than 70 images depicting Steve Waugh’s passion for photography, India and cricket.
Waugh began documenting the lives of locals in India during various trips he undertook over his sporting career, starting in 1986. But he only had a chance to immerse himself in the daily routines of the locals on a personal level in 2020, when ‘The Spirit of Cricket – India’ was born.
To snap the images in this exhibition Waugh and his entourage travelled extensively through India journeying, in 19 days, to Mumbai in the south, Bangalore, Calcutta, Rajasthan desert, the foothills of the Himalayas, to name some of the destinations.
Perhaps some of the most powerful photographs illustrate the skills and determination of physically challenged and blind cricketers.
A documentary of this trip will screen on ABC Television on Tuesday 17th November at 8.30 pm.
The exhibition runs from 31 October until 11 January 2021 at The Playbox, 21 Oxford Street Paddington, and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays between 12:00 and 6:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Entry is by gold coin donation to The Steve Waugh Foundation.
“Sport has given me lifelong memories, charity has given me life changing moments” Steve Waugh AO
The Steve Waugh Foundation is taking on the challenge of improving the lives of children and families affected by a rare disease. Its focus is a commitment to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and research of rare diseases primarily concentrating on children from birth to twenty-five years.
The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, without research, and therefore, without reason to hope. The Steve Waugh Foundation. is working to help change things for children with a rare disease by giving hope.
Bookings to the photographic exhibition are not required but numbers are limited to 10 people in the gallery at one time to adhere to strict social distancing requirements.
The current exhibition coincides with the release of a large format photo book of the same title, which contains 220 images. The book is on sale at the gallery.
All images by Ben Apfelbaum