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Portraits from an uninhabited land / Nicholas Adler
Bib ID 419789
Format BookBook
Author
Adler, Nicholas, 1957-
 
Description Sydney : Bantam, 1988 
ca. 140 p. : chiefly ill., map, ports. ; 34 cm. 
ISBN 0947189270 (hardback)
Summary

With his portable 'bush studio', photographer Nicholas Adler has captured a haunting and confronting series of portraits of Aboriginal people from Western Australia. From the rugged, lush northern Kimberley to the harshness of the Gibson Desert, people from twenty different communities were invited to sit for the camera - not as exotic or academic snapshot-fodder, but as formally and proudly as any sitters in the classical tradition of portraiture. Defiance, pleasure, pride, even tragedy, will be found in this unique collection - none of these faces will easily be forgotten.

With his portable 'bush studio', photographer Nicholas Adler has captured a haunting and confronting series of portraits of Aboriginal people from Western Australia. From the rugged, lush northern Kimberley to the harshness of the Gibson Desert, people from twenty different communities were invited to sit for the camera - not as exotic or academic snapshot-fodder, but as formally and proudly as any sitters in the classical tradition of portraiture. Defiance, pleasure, pride, even tragedy, will be found in this unique collection - none of these faces will easily be forgotten.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Portraits.  |  Wunambal people (K22) (WA SD51-12)  |  Kartujarra people (A51) (WA SF51-14)  |  Yulparija people (A67) (WA SF51-07)  |  Wakirti Warlpiri people (C15.1) (NT SF53-05)  |  Walmajarri / Walmatjarri people (A66) (WA SE51-16)  |  Gamberre / Gambera people (K39) (WA SD52-09)  |  Gooniyandi / Gunian people (K6) (WA SE52-09)  |  Photography - Ethnographic.  |  Kukatja people (A68) (WA SF52-02)  |  Mangala people (A65) (WA SE51-15)  |  Kwini / Gwini language (K36) (WA SD52-09)  |  Kija / Gidja people (K20) (WA SE52-06)  |  Mandjindja / Mantjintjarra / Manjiljarra people (A33) (WA SG52-13)  |  Wangkajunga / Wangkatjungka people (WA SF51-08)  |  Ngarinyin / Ungarinyin people (K18) (WA SE52-01)  |  Bardi people (K15) (WA SE51-02)  |  Jaru language group.  |  Yiyili / Louisa Downs (WA East Kimberley SE52-09)  |  Warmun / Turkey Creek (WA East Kimberley SE52-06)  |  Kalumburu (WA Drysdale East Kimberley SD52-09)  |  Imintji (WA East Kimberley SE52-05)  |  Oombulgurri (WA Forrest East Kimberley SD52-10)  |  Billiluna (Central WA Tanami Desert SE52-14)  |  Wangkatjungka / Christmas Creek (WA West Kimberley SE51-12)  |  Balgo / Wirrimanu (Central WA Tanami Desert SF52-02)  |  Mulan (WA East Kimberley SF52-02)  |  Yaruman / Ringers Soak (WA East Kimberley SE52-10)  |  Jigalong (WA East Pilbara SF51-13)  |  Bidyandanga / Lagrange (WA West Kimberley SE51-10)  |  Pandanus Park (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Mowanjum (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Bidyadanga / Lagrange (WA West Kimberley SE51-10)  |  Looma (WA West Kimberley SE51-11)  |  Bayulu / Gogo (WA West Kimberley SE51-12)  |  Billiluna / Kururrungku (Central WA Tanami Desert SE52-14)  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)

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