Silver 2016 Editorial / General News

Nowestconnex

  • Photographer
    Luca Altamore

WestConnex is the largest transport project in Australia, linking Sydney's west and south-west with the CBD, Sydney Airport and Port Botany. The construction of major roads is gutting neighbourhoods and parks, and decimating communities that have been established over time. Major public discontent has resulted, with major demonstrations and protests across Sydney showing the out-pour of anger, sadness and grief that has come as a cost of the project. I followed this demonstration to capture the raw emotion and swell of people that were against the WestConnex project, and the families and communities being displaced. These photos represent a portion presented as part of my photojournalism course at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney. Thanks to my tutor Glenn Lockitch