dinsdag 9 november 2021

working class Heroes


Photographer David Prichard has won this year's coveted Taylor Wessing Prize for his portraits of Australian indigenous women.

His series, Tribute to Indigenous Stock Women, captures those who have spent most of their working lives on cattle stations in northern Queensland.

Prichard thanked the subjects for their trust, saying he was "only the vehicle for the women to tell their stories".

He was awarded the £15,000 first prize at London's Cromwell Place on Monday.

The Sydney-based photographer, 55, said he wanted to shine a light on a community that had been mostly unrecorded.

He was commissioned to create the series by Queensland's Normanton Council following a 2019 exhibition on First Nation rodeo riders in the region.

He said: "I have always been respectful of cultural and social sensitivities and subsequently built trust with the community, which led me to be invited to photograph the women."

bron: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59205486

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