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Elise Derwin lives on Bundjalung Country, in Lismore and has worked as a press photographer for nearly 10 years. In her time working covering difficult and heartbreaking events around, she has never been more affected than covering her hometown during the worst flood on record to sweep through her beloved town in Northern NSW.


Through the documentation of the catastrophic March 2022 flood event, Elise hopes to create a visual record that captures and humanises the devastation, destruction and heartache.


Moving forward, it is hoped that the community of Lismore can use these images as a visceral mechanism to lobby both government and support agencies who are often missing and slow in their response. These images will be an everlasting testament to the resilience, spirit and power of the Lismore community.



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