WARNING: Visitors should be aware that this exhibition includes images and names of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait is an exhibition of photographic portraits, complemented by objects from the Torres Strait collections at the National Museum of Australia. Here are five of David Callow's 22 striking life-size black and white portraits from the exhibition.
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Constance Saveka, Moa Island
To communicate our way ... our style ... it explains our identity, it explains who we are ... our past and where we're heading. Right now it's important to know where we're heading.
We know our future at times may not look good, but I think we have a very positive future ahead of us.
We've got a good generation of people in place. Those that have heard the stories, those who have begun to tell them are now leading the way.
Sam Kris, Moa Island
When the culture pearl close down, the industry close down too. Now today trochus price pretty low ... but it's worth money. But no one work. At that time ... if you work you had money if you no work, your family hungry.
We get hard time ... hard but good time ... What I been teach from my dad I still carry on ... I teach my children. But they don't take after me. They like everything with machine ...
It's good island ... has good soil ... I work but my back get weak ... always pain. Still go diving for crayfish ... but hard to climb inside the dinghy. I like to make a ladder ... like we have on the pearling lugger.