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Framings Of Country: A Yarn With 7 First Nation’s Photographers For #NAIDOC2022 Photographers hold great power. They have the ability to present or augment reality as we know it. For almost two centuries, still and (eventually) moving images have shaped our understanding of the whos, whats, wheres and even whys of life. Photography is an artform as much as it’s a technical craft as much as […]

Introducing Blak Lens, a community organisation representing First Nations photographers

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARLEY MORGAN FROM BAREFOOT WANDERING PHOTOGRAPHYWORDS BY SANCIA RIDGEWAY “For too long we have been the subject and not the creator.” Fashion Journal is proud to continue an ongoing partnership with First Nations Fashion and Design aimed at highlighting and amplifying First Nations voices, talent, culture and stories across the industry. Fashion Journal acknowledges the […]

Blak Lens: emerging Aboriginal photographers join forces – in pictures

A collective of Aboriginal photographers working across different styles launches this week. Formed by Michal Jalaru Torres, Blak Lens aims to provide support for talented photographers across Australia, building a professional and cultural network to amplify each other’s work and to change perceptions First Sight: emerging Indigenous photographers on identity – in pictures Wed 9 […]

Warwick Thornton

Warwick Thornton is an Australian filmmaker, cinematographer, and screenwriter of Aboriginal descent. Born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in 1970, Thornton is recognized for his outstanding contribution to the Australian film industry, particularly for his focus on Indigenous stories and experiences. He is considered to be one of the leading voices in contemporary Australian cinema, […]

Christian Thompson

Christian Thompson is a highly acclaimed contemporary Australian artist of Bidjara descent, known for his photography, performance, video, and sound-based works. He has gained international recognition for his innovative and thought-provoking art, which explores issues of identity, history, and cultural heritage. Born in 1978 in Gawler, South Australia, Thompson spent his early years in western […]

Ricky Maynard

Ricky Maynard is an Australian Aboriginal photographer who has made a significant impact in the world of contemporary photography. Born in 1953 in Flinders Island, Tasmania, Maynard is a descendant of the Trawlwoolway people of North Eastern Tasmania. He grew up in the Launceston area of Tasmania, where he was exposed to the social and […]