(New Zealand, Australia 1948 – )
Nellie Coffey in her bedroom, Dodge City, Brewarrina, from the series Brewarrina
- Not on display
- Further information
This photograph of the NSW town of Brewarrina was taken as part of the bicentennial project and exhibition 'After 200 Years'. At the time there were many debates about the depiction of Indigenous Australians and their cultures. Concerned how they might be portrayed, many communities were reluctant to participate in a project organised and funded by the Bicentennial Authority.
The result was a departure from normal documentary photography. Each of the 20 communities taking part in the project worked with photographers in a collaborative process that gave the communities the opportunity to control the subject matter of the photographs, and ultimately the representation of themselves and their culture to the public.
- gelatin silver photograph
- 26.1 x 38.7 cm image; 40.8 x 50.3 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. verso, pencil "... 1989/ Sandy Edwards 1991"
- Purchased with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Memorial Fund 1991
- Accession number
- © Sandy Edwards