Aboriginalities, 2010

Created in response to the colonial photography that has shaped attitudes towards Indigenous Australians today, this series was made in consultation with the participants. As part of the process, each participant was invited to take part in a conversation that explored their personal notions of Aboriginality.

The final document includes individual prints of each participant's portrait and a book featuring an essay on representation followed by full transcripts of the interviews. The portraits focus solely on the participant; who not only posed but chose the final image and quote to be used, thereby adding their unique voice to their images. 

This project is in the Melbourne Museum collection, currently on display as part of the First Peoples permanent exhibition at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The portraits and words of Eric Clarke, Steven Rhall, Alice Pettit and James Dean are on display in the museum.