Internationally-acclaimed photographer Belinda Mason explores sexuality and disability in her exhibition at Newport.

The Outing Disability installation is part of an exhibition developed by Family Planning NSW, and it is the first time the portraits have travelled to Victoria.

Ms Mason said her work focused on creating platforms for people who experienced multiple discriminations.

“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people with disability are often excluded from both disability and LGBTIQ communities,” she said.

“The power of their stories, and their portraits, becoming a part of our visual landscape is integral in ensuring misconceptions and stereotypes are shattered. The portraits are all printed on larger than life mirror panels, which are not easy to see.

“In fact, it takes a bit of time to align yourself with the image, so that you can see it and, when you do, what you also see is a reflection of yourself.

“Art often imitates life and, in doing so, we need to take time to think and challenge our own perceptions, rather than challenge someone else’s lived experience.”

The exhibition is running until January 15 at The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport. Gallery hours are 11am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday.