Heather Faulkner is a documentary photographer and immersive-storyteller whose work focuses on the synergetic themes of identity, place and belonging. In her twenty-year professional practice as a mainstream photojournalist, she has worked concurrently on addressing the histories and realities of marginalised queer communities around the world via documentary photography. These have largely been personal stories. In fact, she became a photographer as a way of understanding her place in the queer community and the alternative family that resulted when she came out in Vancouver, Canada in the late 80s.
The A Matter of Time Project is an extension of this life-long investigation and comprised the creative component of her PhD which she was awarded from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2015.
Faulkner is a senior lecturer and Program Director of the Bachelor of Photography at QCA, Griffith University. Find out more about her academic research here.
She is available for speaking engagements about LGBTIQ images, histories and rights.