Bronze 2022 / People / Culture

Mother Africa

  • Photographer
    Brian Cassey
  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Culture

As an Australian resident and black Colorado born African American, Aurora Coulter is acutely aware of her heritage, the treatment of her coloured predecessors and forebears in the United States … and also the history of Australia’s indigenous population since supposed ‘settlement’. This image was made to reflect an historical aspect of the treatment of indigenous peoples at the hands of colonialists, exposing their vulnerability … and portray a symbolic loosening of the ‘corset’.