Ardent Indigenous Australian Women 2

Hunting with Tiwi WomenPart 2 of a series of portraits of Ardent Indigenous Australian Women by photographer Heide Smith. Hunting for Possum with Valma – portrait by Heide Smith Hunting with  Tiwi Women. The air is smoky. The Tiwi have been burning off, so it’s a good time to go hunting with the Tiwi. Some women asked […]

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Schulausflug in den Wald.

Alte Silber Gelantine Fotografie von Hameln 1956Die ‘Josef Lebovic Gallerie, Sydney, Australien’ gab vor einer Woche einen Katalog mit seltenen Fotos -unter anderen auch von Alt Hameln- heraus. Die Aufnahmen stammen von den Jahren 1955-1961, als Heide(Smith)Soltsien erst noch Foto-Lehrling war, und spaeter als Fotografin an der Tages-Zeitung DEWEZET als Fotoreporterin arbeitete. Der Katalog  hat die […]

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Photographs of Germany – School Outing

 Vintage Photographs of Germany 1955-61 – School outingVintage photographs of Germany. School Outing is the third post in the series “the story behind the image”. All the images in the series are featured in the Josef Lebovic Gallery Catalogue of Heide’s work, which you can see on my website   From the catalogue1.| |School Outing Into The Forest,|1956.| […]

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Story behind the image – Gerardine

 The story behind the image – Gerardine  In our last blog we featured the Josef Lebovic Gallery Catalogue of Heide’s work. We talked about the work involved in preparing images for the catalogue of such a prestigious gallery, and we promised a future series of posts talking about “the story behind the image”. So here’s the […]

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My tiwi sister gerardine tungatalum

My tiwi sister Gerardine TungatalumI want to honour the memory of my Tiwi sister Gerardine Tungatalum, on this International Women’s Day. Gerardine, a proud traditional Tiwi Elder, was loved and respected by all who knew her, and was my friend and mentor on my early visits to the Tiwi Islands. There are more portraits of […]

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klaus moje

A tribute to Klaus Moje Klaus Moje was a friend with a big heart. We miss him already! Our heart goes out to Brigitte his partner and wife. These images where taken at their home in Wapengo, on the beach nearby, and at the Canberra Glass works in Kingston, Canberra.

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Portrait of the Dalai Lama

Portrait of the Dalai Lama 1992 I was fortunate enough to photograph His Holiness The Dalai Lama on several of his appearances as a guest speaker at the National Press Club Canberra. This shot, which is my favourite, was taken in 1992, and is one of only 17 images selected for my Limited Edition of 7 […]

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A Photographers Tale – part 2

A Photographers Tale – part two. In 1963, the year I left Germany with husband Brian, Fotokina exhibited the work of 14 young photographers, which included me.” The shot below is from a newspaper report of my contribution to the Fotokina exhibition; “Prize Winner at Fotokina …….”

A display of Heide smiths photographs in an Exhibition of 14 young German Photographers at Fotokina in 1963
Exhibition of 14 young German Photographers at Fotokina in 1963 – Heide Smith’s panel
This is a translation of a newspaper report “Prize bearer at Fotokina 1963

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