Debra Harrip is an Australian independent documentary photographer/filmmaker based out of the Sunshine Coast.
Debra is an enthusiastic globetrotter who has dedicated herself to capturing unique moments in time that highlight the beauty of different cultures and perspectives.
Debra does not want to project her own understanding of a situation, but rather, her intention is to engage and listen to personal testimonies of individual journey’s and challenges.
Through Debra’s storytelling, her purpose – to frame authentic, honest images; to create a visual language that honours each individual.
Debra’s professional skills include photography, filmmaking and creative writing. Debra is passionate about creating highly impactful and compelling documentary films that gives people a voice and platform – bringing humanity to the fore by raising awareness to social disparity.
In early 2021, Debra’s short documentary Defying cancer has been an official submission at two international film festivals.
In addition to her documentary and filmmaking, Debra photographs corporate events and community-based workshops and her stories and photographs have been published in Australian magazines.
Capturing the Final Chapter
Through the lens, Debra captures grief, loss and hope through memoralising poignant moments and meaningful elements of a loved one’s life.
Debra’s provides the opportunity for stories to be told with dignity, allowing those left behind to come to terms with grief and loss whilst finding beauty in the raw. Through Debra’s work, she captures joy, family and cherished moments and most importantly, a chance for legacies to be preserved.