Wayne Quilliam

Wayne Quilliam is recipient of Australia's 2009 National Indigenous Artist of the Year Award and the 2009 Human Rights Media Award.

"Being one of the very few professional Indigenous photographers in Australia, I find it my responsibility to record and document my culture in its truest form. My social documentary work focuses on health and education, as I believe that if our communities have the necessary levels of health care, only then are we able to concentrate on developing the appropriate educational skills that will allow us to be who we are. Aboriginal Australia is a progressive modern community that continues its link with the Earth and traditional practices whilst evolving and adapting to twenty-first century culture." -- Wayne Quilliam