Capturing Culture

Multicultural Victoria in Focus

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The resilience of Victoria’s multicultural communities is something to be celebrated and remembered. That’s why the Victorian Multicultural Commission is so excited to be launching their new initiative; Capturing Culture: Multicultural Victoria in Focus at the Immigration Museum.

Photography is a powerful medium of expression. A way to capture those fleeting moments that communities are built from. The social events. The meals. The hard times and the support to get past them. Those quick glances between loved ones, be they in sorrow or joy.

Capturing Culture recognises the resilience and lived experiences of multicultural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and creates a visual record of a unique time in Victoria's history. It captures the vibrancy, significance and connectedness of multicultural communities that existed before the pandemic, and which will prevail long afterwards.

Following a competition, shortlisted entries from four categories were selected to form this exhibition in the Immigration Museum Atrium from 6 to 26 June. Winners are being announced at a 9 June invite-only event.

During the exhibition, visitors have the opportunity vote for the entry online that they believe should win a People’s Choice Award – cast your vote today!

Competition Categories

Days of significance and cultural celebration

Photos of an important day of significance celebrated or observed by multicultural communities here in Victoria. These cultural days played an important role in creating connections during the COVID-19 pandemic.


This category showcases the faces of our multicultural communities and the important stories captured behind them. Entries reflect refreshing takes on human portraiture, taken inside or outside, planned or spontaneous.

Daily life

Whether it is sharing a meal, or connecting with family, the experiences in our daily lives that bring comfort and support during the COVID-19 pandemic are worthy of capturing and sharing with others.


This category recognises the resilience shown by multicultural communities as they overcome hardship despite tough times.

Competition Awards

Minister's Award for Multicultural Photography

The winner of this award was chosen by the Victorian Minister of Multicultural Affairs, The Hon. Ros Spence MP.

People’s Choice

The winner of this award is being chosen by the public – you!  Visit us today to view the exhibition and cast your vote.  



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