Land of Blood
In this ongoing series I am researching events perpetrated on the Aboriginal inhabitants of Australia by colonial settlers. So many murders and massacres occurred and were hidden from history. It is only recently that these are starting to be revealed and confronted, no longer are we able to tell ourselves that these events were simply rumours.
I seek to discover how trauma can be photographed long after the even has occurred and memory has almost disappeared by revealing the ways in which scars of past events remain hidden with the psyche of the land. My aim is to confront existing generations of white inhabitants of Australia, many of whom were not taught this side of history. Colonialism has come with violence throughout history, we need to confront it in order to say enough is enough.