folio of 50 tiwi

 limited edition folio of photographs of the tiwiThis Folio of 50 photographs of indigenous australians by heide smith, has been personally selected from The Tiwi Collection of more than 3,500 images. It is issued as a Limited Edition of three folios, each consisting of 50 photographs. The images are printed on 32 x 48cm Hahnemuehle […]

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tiwi portraits

 heide smith’s portraits of the Tiwiabout Tiwi portraits: Traditional Pukumani law prohibits the mention of the name of a deceased person for a considerable period, sometimes as long as twelve months. The same taboo applies to images of a deceased person. If this law had been applied to my photographs, I would not have been […]

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tiwi culture

 heide smith’s photographs of Tiwi cultureAbout Photographs of Tiwi Culture: Anthropologists believe that the Tiwi, and other Aborigines, arrived in Australia from Africa at least 50,000 years ago. The bible tells us that the Earth was created in seven days, and that we are descended from Adam and Eve. The Tiwi have their own creation […]

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tiwi going bush

 heide smith’s photographs of Tiwi going bushabout Photographs of Tiwi going bush: Every year during the dry-season, which runs from April to August, and particularly during the school-holidays in June and July, the Tiwi “go bush.” Whole families travel together and actually live in the bush, and survive largely off the bush. To be more […]

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tiwi art & artists

 heide smith’s photographs of Tiwi art & artistsabout photographs of tiwi art and artists: Art is part of the way of life for the Tiwi and indeed for much of Aboriginal Australia. It has been reported that one in every seven Aboriginal adults in the Northern Territory is a productive artist. Tiwi artist’s can be seen […]

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vintage set tiwi children

 set of 3 framed vintage photographs of Tiwi Children 1987-88    vintage photographs tiwi children: Three separate framed vintage silver gelatine photographs of 3 different Tiwi children are on card, size 30x40cm on  50x60cm, (one 30x37cm on 50X60cm), photographed 1987-1988 and printed 1990, excellent condition.Click centre of image to enlarge.about the Tiwi: To read more about the […]

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