On the road with Sophie Matterson
When I got the call from Australian Geographic to track down Sophie Matterson and...
Proud moment today with the publishing and distribution of the Deadly Centre Breakaways Recount educational resource book.
The 35cm x 28cm hard cover publication features beautiful rich imagery combined with blurbs provided from the students learnt culture and connection to land both in English and traditional Yankunytjatjara as translated by Marion Baker.
My favourite part of this project was handing the camera over to the kids to take images at the lunch break and connect with them through the visual medium of photography.
This community project is another clear example of how pro-bono work can facilitate projects that would not have gone ahead and provide a spark within the students, faculty and community.
Really enjoyed this project as well as watching the students receive their books. The notion of living within a dualistic system combined with the strength to keep culture strong within some of the harshest living conditions in Australia.
This publication is set to be published as a learning resource for schools around South Australia.
Commissioned: The Deadly Centre @ Coober Pedy Area School c/o Sarah Turner
Cultural Advisor: Ian Crombie
Translator: Marion Baker
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this gallery does contain images and voices of people who have died.