Renowned photojournalist and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation resident photographer, Jimmy Pozarik, has collaborated with the Art Program to produce the exhibition “Then and Now”.
Pozarik has revisited 25 patients who featured in his previous exhibitions to capture the unique moments that reflect their Hospital journey and to provide a glimpse into the incomprehensible world of seriously ill children.
Each set of photos tells a different story through the eye of the lens, then and now.
Complications from Ischemic trauma in utero
“Looking at the photo from then makes me smile, it makes me think of that point being the start of her cheeky nature. Since then Emilia has gone from strength to strength, like many other amputees her resilience and courage are demonstrated on a daily basis. We feel blessed that SCH saved her life because it is a life that is truly worth knowing.”
Sharon, Emilia’s mum
Medulloblastoma - Brain cancer
“The photo from back then reminds me of Caleb being incredibly ill and very anxious about the future. After his brain cancer diagnosis, we didn’t really know what the future would hold for him and it was very scary. We now see a future for Caleb. He has been given a chance to be like any other child his age and to live an inspiring life.”
Suzanne, Caleb’s mum
Osteosarcoma – Bone cancer
“To me, the original photo reflects the incredible care that Eve received at SCH. It was taken close to the end of a year of challenging treatment, with lots of rehabilitation still to come - yet she is happy and positive. So many people contributed to Eve's care and they always used their great skills with such kindness and humour.”
Rebecca, Eve’s mum