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This is the preview of my photo-book named “Dealer or healer?” – focuses on cannabis activism in Australia.
Part 1: S.H.A.M.E: Serious hippie and mother Earth?
Serious Hippy and Mother Earth – This is the story of Heather ‘Hippy Muso’ Gladman, one of many passionate Australian cannabis growers who are challenging laws that relate to the medical use of cannabis. On the 15th February 2016, Heather’s home was raided by five police officers; she was arrested for possessing more than forty cannabis plants. She now faces criminal charges for cultivating cannabis—even though she provides it on compassionate grounds, at no cost, for people who are ill. Following her arrest, Heather decided to take a stand by going on a hunger strike. Her goal was to secure an amnesty for cannabis growers until safe, legal medicinal cannabis is available.
Phần 2: Nimbin – Home for the healing souls
Nimbin, home of the MardiGrass and the Nimbin Roots festival, is a healing retreat for the soul, located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Australia.
Nimbin is also the home of counter culture and the original hippies, who arrived in the early 1970s. It is the place where the Australian HEMP Party was founded, one of the few political parties to support the re-legalisation of cannabis in Australia.
The ultimate objective of the HEMP Party is to explore and promote the use of the Cannabis genus in three categories: recreational, industrial and medicinal. The party operates out of the Hemp Embassy in Nimbin – a place to connect, brainstorm, collaborate with and educate people about medicinal cannabis, and promote products made from industrial hemp.
For the last few decades, Nimbin has been a destination and refuge for many Australians whose own hometowns have rejected them for their alternative views on life; a place the outcasts, the artists (Nimbin is home to many wonderful galleries), the pariahs and of course the stoners could call home. A hometown where they can live, work, love and be loved again.
This book shows the beauty of Nimbin aesthetically through photographs; it also tells the stories of the people who have dedicated their lives to learning about and helping promote the medicinal benefits of cannabis.
Nimbin – a great place to become human again.
Below is the full layout of the book “Dealer or healer?”:
Please buy the book (Hardcover, Softcover, e-Book PDF) to support the photographer to do more projects like this
Photography and words by Danny Bach
Edited by Sally Holdsworth
Format: Hardcover/Softcover/e-book (PDF)
Size: 8×10″ Portrait
Pages: 126 pp
Illustrations: 89 illustrations
For distributing, publishing or print sales please contact Danny directly.
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