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Title

Mary Mumbulla and Murri Craigie , from the series The Big Deal is Black

1993

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  • Details

    Date
    1993
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    R3 colour photograph
    Dimensions
    99.5 x 120.5 cm sight; 100.8 x 121.4 x 2.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    391.1993
    Copyright
    © Brenda L Croft/Copyright Agency

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    Brenda L Croft

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Brenda L Croft works closely with her family, friends and Indigenous community members to create her images. The work 'Mary Mumbulla and Murri Craigie' is drawn from the series 'The big deal is Black' 1993. First exhibited in 1993 at the Australian Centre for Photography, this series focuses on the strong matrilineal connections within Aboriginal families and allows the viewer an intimate insight into family life. The works mainly depict Sydney-based Aboriginal women in their roles as mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins and grandmothers. In their familiar surroundings and at ease in front of the camera, Croft's subjects provide a realistic portrayal of contemporary Aboriginal life.
    Croft has said this series 'is about letting you see something of us on our own terms.' This approach is in direct contrast to the studio and documentary photographs taken of Aboriginal people in the 19th century which are dominated by staged scenes presenting a false image of Aboriginal life.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 6 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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