C. Moore Hardy is an Australian photographer who is known for her extensive photographic documentation of the Sydney queer community since the late 1970s. Her candid portraiture of community events, most notably the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and minority groups within the LGBTQIA community have created an archival legacy which speaks to the changing generational understandings and attitudes of and towards the Sydney queer community. Recently exhibited in the NAS Gallery’s Museum of Love and Protest exhibition, C. Moore will speak to the importance of photographic timing, having a visual language, a social conscience, community, feminism and art.
C. Moore Hardy completed a Printmaking and Photography Higher Art Certificate at NAS in 1989, and has also studied at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Technology Sydney and Randwick TAFE. Hardy also works in the community as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Coordinator.
Image: C. Moore Hardy, Marching Xenas, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 1996/1997. Image courtesy the artist and the City of Sydney Archives.