Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 6

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 6Beach Combing Tiwi Style  Part 6 of a series of portraits of Ardent Indigenous Australian Women by photographer Heide Smith. After an hour on various dirt tracks, we arrive at the open Timor sea. The sun comes up suddenly, harsh and hot. The glare from the white sand hurts my […]

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Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 5

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 5Visiting my Tiwi Friends at Milikapiti Polly Miller Mungatopi at Milikapiti 1988 Part 5 of a series of portraits of Ardent Indigenous Australian Women  by photographer Heide Smith. Polly Miller Mungatopi: The sea is calm and gently laps at the roots of the pandanus and the mangroves. My feet scrape through […]

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Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 4

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 4Tiwi Dream Time Stories One image from the Sunset Story Series, was used as the Cover Photograph for the “Bringing them home” report for the “National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Children from Their Families”, in 1997. Part 4 of a series of portraits of Ardent […]

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Argent Indigenous Australian Women 3

Women of ParuPart 3 of a series of portraits of Ardent Indigenous Australian Women by photographer Heide Smith. Marjorie Wonnamirri  Paru Melville Island 1987 – portrait by Heide Smith Paru is a small place on the west coast of Bathurst Island, just over the Apsley straight from Nguiu – now called Wurrumiyanga –  on Melville Island. It […]

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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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