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Marcia Langton
, 2013

by Juno Gemes

inkjet print (sheet: 58.3 cm x 44.7 cm, image: 49.5 cm x 37.2 cm)

Marcia Langton AM (b. 1951) is Associate Provost and Foundation Chair and Professor of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. A descendant of the Yiman and Bidjara nations of Queensland, she has written widely on Aboriginal land tenure, agreement-making, art and film in publications including Burning Questions: Emerging Environmental Issues for Indigenous Peoples in Northern Australia (1998), Settling with Indigenous People (2006), The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous people and the resources boom (2013) and Welcome to Country: A travel guide to Indigenous Australia (2018). Langton is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and a board member of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership and is a frank and forceful presence in the Australian media. In 2016 she was named a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of the University of Melbourne.

Many of Juno Gemes’s portraits of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activists and leaders were exhibited in Proof: Portraits from the Movement 1978-2003 at the National Portrait Gallery in 2003.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2015
Accession number: 2015.132