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My home, 2014

by Peter Blakeman

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 Finalist

This is Geoffrey Stewart, son of Warri and Yutungka Kyangu, who lived in traditional ways until 1977. Geoffrey enjoys what may be one of the last fires he will light on his remote traditional lands in the Gibson Desert in the search of food. It has taken four long days to reach this spot. He sheds a tear as he watches the flames engulf the spinifex and bush. Geoffrey was born here and roamed the area until he was 14. In a way, he knows he will not make it back ‘Home’.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.