Marnti Warajanga. We’re travelling, is a collaboration between Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre, award-winning photographer Tobias Titz and the Museum of Australian Democracy.
In Marnti Warajanga you will meet Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians from the Pilbara regions of northern Western Australia. In their own words, they bear witness to momentous historical movemebts and reflect on their ongoing work for social and political change at a community and national level.
In Tobias Titz unique collaborative portraiture process, each person is photographed with a large format camera unsing Polaroud Type 665 film. He then photographs the same space without the person in it.Following this, the subects write something of their choice into the wet empty negative. The texts relate to questions about major events sixh as the Pilbara Strike of 1946, the 1967 Referendum and the 2008 Apology to the Stolen Generations.
Tobias says that providing a place where often long-buried stories can be told allows us to understand where we come from and how to move forward.
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra
26 Feb 2010 – 20 Feb 2011
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