16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
We are the Land

This is a superimposition of portions of an Aboriginal painting over an image of rocks. It is meant to represent a culture that, even if fading, cannot disappear as it is permanently embedded in the Land. The rocks represent the aliveness of their Land and the paintings, appearing now as rock graffiti, the everlasting relationship with its people. This is one image in a series of 24. I hope one day to to an exhibition in support of the Aboriginal people.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Sydney, Australia
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Mario Porchetta