Conversations with the Mob is a Head On Photo Festival 2012 featured Exhibition from Walkley Award-winning photojournalist, Megan Lewis, featuring photographs from her book, Conversations with the Mob.
The Exhibition was opened by Ray Martin on Sunday 6th May with special Martu guest Clarrie Robinson, from Warralong Community. The exhibition includes, Megan Lewis’ I’m Beautiful, a digital exhibition offering a glimpse into the world of Martu youth,In her UWAP blog, Kiri Falls talks about the background to these photographs.
“In 2002, Megan Lewis went to live with the Martu people – one of the last Indigenous groups in Australia’s vast Western Desert to come into contact with Europeans.Through stunning photographs and oral stories, Conversations with the Mob captures the beauty, humour and friendship of an Aboriginal community at odds with Western culture. When the Mob allowed a ‘whitefella’ to come and live with them, the understanding was she was there to take photographs to share with outsiders. But the project became more than a book or an exhibition – it was a journey of marpan (healing) for whitefellas and Martu alike.”
Conversations with the Mob exhibits journey of healing | Kiri Falls | UWA Publishing |The UWAP Blog | Posted 08 May 2012.Megan Lewis – Conversations with the Mob continues to 20 May 2012.