Human Rights

Rebecca has worked as a commercial photographer for over twenty years. The projects she is commissioned on are interiors, lifestyle and human rights. In both Rebecca’s commercial work and art practice, human rights have been a focus. In 2008 she was commissioned to photograph over forty people around Aotearoa for the worlds first transgender inquiry carried out by a national human rights commission, To Be Who I Am, Kia noho ki tōku anō ao. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission partnered with Rebecca’s exhibition Assume Nothing, celebrating gender diversity to promote the publication and run workshops at each of the five cities the exhibition toured to.

The partnership created a valuable exchange for both parties. The artworks, films, report and workshops all contributed to dialogue about gender diversity in a way that was relevant to each community the exhibition toured to.

To Be Who I Am report at the Assume Nothing exhibition at The Dowse 2008.

In 2011 the Count Me In conference was hosted in Kathmandu, Nepal by Crea, a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi. The focus of the conference was to bring together delegates to increase access to power, knowledge and pleasure in order to decrease their experiences of violence and discrimination. Crea commissioned Rebecca to photograph and interview fifteen delegates during the conference and to project manage the production of the  Free and Equal publication.

Free + Equal publication from the human rights conference in Nepal.