Bitter Fruit. Australian Photographs to 1963. Michael GRAHAM-STEWART, Francis McWHANNELL, with Jonathan DICKSON.

Bitter Fruit. Australian Photographs to 1963

Melbourne, Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017.

Large quarto, 280 pages with hundreds of illustrations of Indigenous Australians 'reproduced from original photographic materials held in a private collection'.

Cloth; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper.

'The images included here are inevitably skewed in viewpoint, most having been taken by non-Aboriginal men. But they have a value to the extent that they show actual people in actual situations. This publication does not aim to fix interpretations, like butterflies on a specimen board. It relies on the power of the images to convey emotions and tell stories. It is a start rather than an end point' (foreword). The choice of title and sub-title for the book seem to be at odds with some of these observations and sentiments, but there are indeed many powerful images reproduced here.

Item #108192

Price (AUD): $110.00