Portrait of a Distant Land Pt 1

Aboriginal Art Directory | 01.10.08

Another interesting news item in regards to Aboriginal photography and an upcoming program on the ABC:

Ricky Maynard is a Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer driven by a need to reveal his people’s true history. Ricky is sick of looking at books and listening to historians telling his people’s story from a white perspective. He believes his culture has never been given a human face and the true story has to be told now for the sake of future generations. He wants to win a political battle that began over 200 years ago, and he is using his art to do it. Portrait of a Distant Land is a film about an artist and his journey to photograph a physical and cultural landscape that is thousands of years old. At its heart is an epic tale of survival that finally dispels a 200 year old extinction myth.

URL: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/messagestick/stories/s2377561.htm

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