Exhibition Opening – Compassion Fatigue
Meredith Schofield

Meredith Schofield

Meredith aka Mez is an Australian / Estonian photographer, based on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

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Thanks to everyone who attended the opening of my latest work ‘Compassion Fatigue’ at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, it was a great night!

The exhibition is open Wed-Sun 11-6:30pm until the 17th of Feb! Hope to see you there!

‘Compassion Fatigue’ is characterised by a gradual lessening of compassion over time and can exhibit in people as a lessened sympathetic reaction to a crisis, disaster, or the suffering of others, because of recurrent overexposure to similar incidents.

The work reveals how individuals react to disturbing imagery shown to them on a loop for a long period of time, how people react to common imagery seen in the media and uncommon imagery that is mostly hidden from the media cycle.  It records how their reactions change from the first loop to the last and explores what their coping mechanisms are, how and when they ‘switch off’, how different people react to the same content, and how a repetitive media cycle fatigues people.The work is presented in such a way that the barrier of the capture medium between viewer and subject is broken. The viewer is seeing very intense, private and personal moments.”
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