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Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone

Dutch photographer Ingetje Tadros has called the remote Western Australian town of Broome home for the past twelve years. Over the past four years she has been documenting the Aboriginal communities around Broome, which is a tourist mecca known for its pristine beaches, high-priced resorts and stunning scenery.

But Tadros has uncovered another side to Broome, one the Western Australian government would prefer to sweep under the rug. Tadros says she is appalled by the way the Aboriginal people are treated by the community, and by the authorities. Many live in atrocious, squalid conditions.

Tadros worked to gain the trust of elders and other community members before picked up her camera. As her relationship with the community strengthened she began to document daily life – funerals, hunting, family fights, a wedding and intimate family moments. In the last seven months her focus has turned to a single community; Kennedy Hill, one of around 100 indigenous communities that are facing closure under the government’s new edict. Her powerful black and white images have gained international attention and won Tadros a prestigious Walkley journalism award.

FESTIVAL
Head On Photo Festival 2016
This is My Country
Ingetje Tadros
27 Apr – 08 May 2016
107 Projects
107 Redfern St
Redfern
Australia
https://www.headon.com.au/exhibitions/my-country

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Ingetje Tadros, This is my country

It’s 7am in a trailer park in Clinton, Missouri. Photographer Ingetje Tadros stands amidst the detritus of broken televisions, discarded furniture and rusting cars that are features of the park’s unkempt landscape. Dogs are barking hysterically. Suddenly a trailer door swings...

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