New Humans of Australia seeks to reduce discrimination towards migrants, especially refugees, through the powerful medium of storytelling.
We believe it is becoming more and more important to tell the true stories of migrants – the difficulties they overcome and what they contribute – in order to celebrate multiculturalism, and to make new arrivals feel welcome on our shores.
Inspired by the iconic Humans of New York, New Humans of Australia was started by Nicola Gray, a writer, who wanted to share the many fascinating stories she heard while working with refugees and migrants. Read their stories on this site, or check out the stories with comments on social media!
Anna Cristina Caputi
She is currently undertaking a counselling degree while working on her own business plan.
People and culture are at the heart of everything she contributes herself to.
Her main passions are education and community building.
After graduating university with a Bachelor of Sociology, Shani spent 12 years on Reunion Island, as co-founder of a permaculture farm and training centre. She also taught English as a Second Language for over a decade.
She is currently Education Coordinator at a not-for-profit, and is completing a Master of Educational Neuroscience.
She believes storytelling and other forms of education are key to creating a more harmonious world that sees multiculturalism as a gift.
I have always had a keen interest in photography, starting on a more professional level in 2006.
I have been involved with wedding and portrait photography, commercial photography, organising
of local camera clubs and agricultural shows photographic sections.
I have exhibited photographs and had numerous wins, (both physical and online), and have also had
photographs published in photography magazines.
Landscape and travel photography remains a passion for me also.
In October 2016, Eva became a photographer for the Canberra Weekly Magazine. This opportunity introduced Eva to her great passion – environmental and creative portraiture. After working for several years at the magazine, Eva decided to go freelance and spend time developing an artistic practice. In 2020 she set up a studio of her own, now specialising in creative collaborations, and working towards completing a photographic fine art series.