AIRD, Michael; Three children playing (from 'Portraits' series)
In capturing this vibrant photograph, Michael Aird shares a familiar everyday view from the perspective of someone close to the community. Shortly after the photograph was taken he completed a degree in anthropology. By showing the three children playfully posing for the camera, he challenges conventional ethnographic views of Aboriginal people. Aird is conscious of the many difficulties faced by his people, and the need to fight for greater rights while celebrating their spirit and resilience.