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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Fellow – AIPP

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography On Tuesday evening at the Australian Professional Photography Awards Dinner in Sydney, I became a Fellow of the AIPP. I knew that I was to receive some sort of honour, and I had therefore prepared an acceptance speech. However, […]

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Ardent Indigenous Australian Women

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women A series of portraits of strong Tiwi Women by photographer Heide Smith.  Off to Tarantippi Beach 1987 I recently made a promise on Facebook to show some of the portraits from my collection of Strong Tiwi Women. It’s called “Ardent Indigenous Australian Women”, and this is the first post.It was ‘Dry Season’  […]

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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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