Her Image, Her Voice, Her Story: A Celebration Of Australian Indigenous Women

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Wayne Quilliam, one of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal photographic artists, has interviewed and photographed women across Australia for the new exhibit, Her Image, Her Voice, Her Story… a celebration of the diversity and strength of Australian Indigenous women.

The exhibition, which features stunning portraits and filmed interviews, documents the personal experiences and achievements of these Indigenous women, as well as the challenges they face daily.

Screenwriter and actor Trisha Morton-Thomas.

Screenwriter and actor Trisha Morton-Thomas.

“The idea, visually, is to be light skin and dark skin, urban, rural and remote from all different parts of Australia, so there is a balanced visualisation of what Aboriginal women look like,” Quilliam told Guardian Australia.

The interviews are deeply personal, covering empowerment and inspiration, racism and discrimination, and highlight the contributions made by Indigenous women to contemporary Australian life.

We are sharing only a few of the “snapshot” interviews, but you can find all of the interviews in their entirety here.

Nadine McDonald

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Mikaela Karolyn Joyce Simpson

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Nancia Guivarra

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Deborah Cheetham

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April Long

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About the photographer: Wayne Quilliam’s award winning career includes the coveted National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Indigenous Artist of the Year award, as well as the Human Rights Media award. He has created and curated over 150 exhibitions throughout the world, and most recently, has held solo exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, Havana, Mexico City and Berlin. Photos ©Wayne Quilliam.

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