Jody Haines is a photo-media artist based in Melbourne, Victoria. By approaching photography as a social practice, Jody collaboratively focuses on identity, representation, and the female gaze, from a Post-Colonial Feminist perspective. Applying her social practice approach to photography, Jody has been commissioned to collaborate with local communities across Australia, producing work for festivals and programs, including Women Dreaming Project (Women of the World 2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games), Our people Our place (Horizons Festival 2019), and #IAMWOMAN an ongoing relational photographic series (including Arts House 2019, Immerse Public Art Festival 2018 and One Night in Footscray 2018). Exhibitions include Photo 2021 international Festival of Photography, Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography Sydney Festival 2018 Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2017, Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017 (Atherton Towers), Dance Massive 2019, Channels Festival 2019 and West Projections 2020. Most recently showing in the group show Here I Am: Art by Great Women in conjunction with Know My Name (National Gallery of Australia). Jody is a PhD candidate at RMIT School of Art and lives and works on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, she is a descendant of the Tommeginner people (Northwest Tasmania).