Photo Exhibition of inspiring trip for Notre Dame Students

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 7-5-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place



A trip to Cambodia for Arts and Science students from The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle proved so inspiring it motivated them to hold an exhibition of the photos they took while visiting the country.

Entitled, To Capture Cambodia, the exhibition displays elements of the students’ trip and shows how communities in Cambodia live and cope in extreme conditions of poverty and marginalisation.

The students accompanied by Associate Professor Neil Drew spent 12 days in the country as part of a social justice program run in conjunction with, Caritas Australia.

Travelling by bus, the group covered several hundred kilometres to visit many isolated communities. The journey took them to the notorious killing fields of Pol Pot and many remote villages where they met and spoke with people about a wide range of issues, such as HIV Aids, poverty and homelessness.

Professor Drew said they were inspired by the activities of the ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives in such extreme conditions.

“These people are the embodiment of the journey towards redemption and recovery. The exhibition captures a small part of their lives and hopefully portrays how they affected ours,” said Professor Drew.

The exhibition displays photos taken by the students and Professor Drew and will run until Friday 8th June in the School of Arts and Sciences, Croke Street Fremantle. For more information please contact the School on 9433 0100.