The exhibition aims to counter the Western Australian government’s plan to close over 100 Aboriginal communities in so-called remote areas of the state. The exhibition is a feature of the Head On Photo Festival.
Curator Sandy Edwards says: “These photographs are strong and uncompromising in their portrayal of how things are in certain parts of Australia, a country we value for its egalitarianism. The treatment of Indigenous cultures is shameful not only in Australia (all over the world) and Australia is judged internationally. Yet we as white Australians are protected from seeing the way things truly are. These images will go a long way to change that. I believe that we are mature enough as a nation to be shown this reality in 2016.”