Landon and Joey

Justin McManus

Head On Foundation

Head On Foundation
Sydney, Australia

Landon Punch is a Yindjibarndi man who lives in Roebourne, Western Australia. Landon and Joey were part of the story, 'Life After Death in Custody,' on the fallout for Aboriginal people who have lost loved ones and community members to police violence or neglect while in police custody. Landon had killed the baby kangaroo's mother for food. He said, "I will now hand-rear the joey until it is big enough to survive in the bush."

Justin McManus has been a photojournalist since 1996, initially following his passion for travel and photographing social documentary projects. While living and working abroad, his worked regularly featured in The Guardian and The Sunday Times, and later he lived in Argentina and was a contributor to local publications. In 2006, he returned to Australia and began working for The Age newspaper in Melbourne, focusing his attention on documenting the cultural and socio-political issues of Aboriginal people. Justin is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a World Press Photo award in 2010, and four Walkley awards, including Nikon-Walkley Photographer of the Year in 2012.


  • Title: Landon and Joey
  • Creator: Justin McManus
  • Location Created: Roebourne, WA, Australia
  • Type: Photograph, artwork

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