100 Faces of Darlinghurst

In 2022, The Australian Centre for Public History commissioned the work of photographer Susan Papazian in partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation for the Darlinghurst Public History Initiative.

The initiative supported forums for the Darlinghurst community to create their own history, for visitors to walk or virtually visit the streets with guided points, for community members to join in person for conversations and reflections, or listen online to short stories about Darlinghurst’s complicated but illuminating past.

Part of the visual project was the ‘100 Faces of Darlinghurst’ , which featured compelling photographs and stories of residents, which were captured by Susan as she walked the streets of Darlinghurst. Susan’s brief from ACPH was to capture the complexity and diversity of the community in a series of portraits that told a story of place, and gave insight into the many individuals who live, work or simply pass through the area every day.

The photographs and stories are featured in an interactive portrait gallery, celebrating the local community that is Darlinghurst, at Yirranma Place, 262 Liverpool Street, the new corporate residence of the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

View the digital gallery of 100 Faces of Darlinghurst on the UTS Centre for Public History website here.

In addition, the State Library of NSW have secured 50 of the 100 images to be archived into their library, for future generations to witness how the Community has evolved and changed over the years.