Great to finish the year with a bang. HOPE, a work derived from the HOMELAND Series placed in the winners […]
In my childhood I grew up with the paintings of colonist Frederick McCubbin’s ‘The Pioneer’ enduring hardships in their new life in a new world. I felt the agony of the loss of a child, drought, death during childbirth and the underlying sense of fear within the unknown.
Many things arise in the journey of life often unexpectedly and i’m always surprised with human nature’s ability to cope with the highs and lows of being alive on this planet. Sometimes it seems that the elasticity of this pull is too much and recovery appears impossible.
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.
‘It’s from our grandmothers and our grandfathers that we’ve learned about the land. This learning isn’t written on paper as the whitefellas knowledge is. We carry it in our heads and we’re talking from our hearts, for the land.’
I remember a friend of mine asking me what the problems were facing Aboriginal people in Australia and what the […]
This was a last minute opportunity to jump in with the passing 4WD’s once again into the heart land of the APY Lands 600km north of Coober Pedy. The unplanned nature of this trip led straight into road blocks within the festivals media constraints meaning that I wouldn’t be able to capture any of the festival action and would have to manufacture a quick work around.
When simplicity is expected chaos and calamity is sure to follow
‘Youth from across SA joined us at the 2013 Mentoring Camp at Ten Mile Creek a Traditional Bush Camp in […]
These encounters show a mixed variety of the Coober Pedy society without a sense of discrimination as the camera reflects the story of the subject(s) at this particular moment in time. There is no staging or make up artists this is an honest, raw, bare bones representation. Importantly these street portraits utilise the surrounding environment and encapsulate the people in their natural environments which is a key to the process of creating a sense of vulnerability and honesty between the photographer and the subject.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this gallery does contain images and voices of people who have died.