Project Description

Kowanyama People 1972 to 1995

collected by

Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Bulletin Mumm Cordon Roudge Photographic Award 1990

seeking indigenous Australians

At the age of 16 years, in 1972, I sought out the company of our First Nation’s People. I had the opportunity to visit Kowanyama and I took portraits of the people I met. I used my photography and camera as a way of getting close to the people I had so much admiration and respect for. I also returned in the 1990s, later in my photography career where I purposely set out to give the people respect and to honor them with beautiful portraits of their elders.

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