Nharangga Portrait Project
We're very excited to be working with multi-award winning Yorke Peninsula portrait photographer, Karen Waller [left] on a project to photograph Nharangga people and talk about what 'being Nharangga' means to them. An exhibition will be held at some time in the future, when we're free to do such things again.
In Karen's own words ... "I have finally been able to commence a project which feels quite amazing to be involved in. I will be capturing the portraits and stories of the people who have lived on Yorke Peninsula for more than 50,000 years. These are the portraits and stories of the Nharangga people of Yorke Peninsula. I will be working
with NAPA (Nharangga Aboriginal Progress Association) and with Lesley and Michael Wanganeen. Cathy Glazbrook from Minlaton is another contact for this project. We are working towards an exhibition of the portrait subjects and the telling of the personal stories of the people I photograph.
My first subject was the grandson of Lesley and Michael. His name is Fallon Wanganeen [above]. I had the opportunity to photograph Fallon in Moonta last week before he was able to return home to Melbourne. It was a pleasure to spend time with this inspirational young man.
If you are a Narungga person in South Australia, and would love to be involved in this important project, please contact me for details. Each person who has their portrait captured will receive a framed portrait. Your stories are so important!
This is a quote from Fallon:
"I always have been and always will be a proud Nharangga man. I’ve spent most of my life living on Country, which I have been extremely grateful for. And while I have had many stints away, I always love getting back home and getting in the water. Wherever I go I always let people know where I come from."