A moment

Millie Brown2016

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

The children of East Arnhem Land (like all Yolngu people
from this area) have a special relationship with the
sea, as they do with the land. Late one afternoon while
walking close to the beach at Nyinyikay homeland, I came
across some after-school shenanigans. The energetic
and fun-loving kids who live here were having the time
of their life, swimming and jumping and fishing off the
rocky shoreline, so I headed down to the water’s edge
to join them. Peter had swum into this rock pool when
I asked him to look at me – there was no shyness, no
awkwardness – and then he quietly slipped back into all
the fun.

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  • Title: A moment
  • Creator: Millie Brown
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Medium: Digital print


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