Honorable Mention / 2023 / Portraiture / Culture

People From The Place of Many Waters

Kowanyama ('The Place of Many Waters') is a remote Aboriginal community of approximately 1000 on Cape York Peninsula in far northern Australia.
I made portraits of volunteer residents in a pop up studio during a Rise Arts program in the township in conjunction with a portrait workshop - just in time for Xmas. Here, just seven of the three hundred portraits made.
Sitters are - David "Crow" Kitchener - James "Doon Doon" Josiah Junior, Jyson Yam & Sneeklaw Possum - Evelyn Birchley & Her Red Dress - Neville Henry - Zacchias Daniel - Arnold Possum - Nazarie Birchley with Herbert Major-Birchley.

BRIAN CASSEY / based Cairns, Australia

Long based in Australia's northern tropical city of Cairns, Brian was born in London UK almost with a camera in his hand. (First camera a VP Twin 127 Bakelite camera - 2/6d at Woolworths)

Since making Cairns home a few decades ago Brian has been freelancing for National and International media including News Ltd, Fairfax and 'The Wires'.

Brian has covered major news stories in Australia and around the planet ... and has been awarded for his work World wide.

Awards See ... www.briancasseyphotographer.com/awards