This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia.

Photograph by Beatrice (she/her) 24 WA 

I am a young photographer looking for stories to tell and journeys to document. When I was in Italy I had the chance to work for Art Events, an agency that organizes events and exhibitions. My favourite job has been the opening of the Australian pavilion for the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023. Even though I enjoyed the experience very much, my goal is to become a photojournalist and I have always been very passionate about landscape, wildlife, cultural heritage and traditions.

I am currently working on one project that I wish to become a photobook and possibly result in an exhibition. I believe the main challenge for me has always been the fear of not being enough, especially in a creative field where you confront yourself with many talented artists everyday. But I learnt to overcome that fear and I know I want to share my own way to express myself and how I see the world. This picture has a strong value for me not only because the subjects are my close friends with whom I share dreams and fears, but also because it represents our desire to look forward, to look behind the obstacles and to see the bright future that lies ahead of us, especially if we share the journey.

The definition of echo is “the reflection of the sound against an obstacle, when the distance of this is such that the sound of return is distinguished from that of departure”. The reason why I entitled my picture “echo” is that if we substitute the word “sound” with “dream” I believe we can subconsciously relate to how it feels to be young.



Banner Illustration by Jodie. You can find more of her work on Instagram @jodie_ellin

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