Living Home centers on the small farming community of Tallangatta Valley, Australia, Lyon's childhood home. Lyon photographed the community, culminating in one hundred sixty-one individual portraits.
Living Home was inspired by the documentary impulse; to frame changes with radical implications as demographics and economics force change. Within her generation many youth are leaving rural and remote communities. These communities are small, and often dictated to by larger and distant political and cultural agencies. The narratives of these communities unearth a significant juxtaposition of past and present, traditional and modern, local and global.
I aimed to engage and pose questions about the future of rural communities in Australia. I am interested in the connections and experiential relationships this community shares with the land. Living Home shares a view of our collective history; a personal archive that is embedded in memory.