TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Portrait

Mother Africa

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Brian Cassey
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D5 W Nikkor 16-35mm 1/250th Sec F14
  • Photo Date

As a black Colorado USA born African American and Australian resident, Aurora Coulter is acutely aware of her heritage, the treatment of her coloured predecessors and forebears in the United States … and also the history of Australia’s indigenous population since supposed ‘settlement’. This image was made to reflect an historical aspect of the treatment of indigenous peoples at the hands of colonialists, exposing their vulnerability … and portray a symbolic loosening of the ‘corset.