Lynette Letic is an emerging photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Photography majoring in Photojournalism from the Queensland College of Art. Working in the genre of documentary practice, her current work explores issues of cultural identity and immigration in the Australian context, with a focus on Serbian derivation.
Lynette has exhibited in various group exhibitions nationally and internationally, with her work also being published in publications such as Common Ground, Excerpt Magazine and The Argus. She is also the editor of the Queensland Centre for Photography’s Lucida Magazine and an Editorial Board Member of the upcoming issue of the Australian Photojournalist.
Hidden in the courtyards of apartment buildings in the Stara Praga district of Warsaw, are several unique Catholic shrines. They stand in the form of a simple picture or an ornate statue, adorned with faux flowers, prayer cards, trinkets and other personal memorabilia. Erected during World War Two as a place where people would go to pray for their safety outside the church, or as a monument of respect and recognition, these shrines hold great religious and historical significance, existing alongside surviving pre-war buildings and architecture in the area. The shrines are weathered and unkempt, but still beautiful in their own right; delicate remnants of a tumultuous period in Polish history.
Between the Two 2014
“As a first generation Serbian-Australia, I am interested in the idea of living between two countries and ultimately, how one reconciles and defines their cultural identity in an Australian context. Through conversations with Serbian migrants, feelings of nostalgia, displacement and pride were voiced. I sought to document these experiences through the visual, archival and textual.
Between the Two is a dual narrative and attempts to communicate what it means to be Serbian in Australia today.”
For more information on Lynette Letic, please visit www.lynetteletic.com