The Journey - 2010
Throughout my adventures of inner-city and outback Australia I have developed a hunger to gather knowledge about what it means to be an Australian. Documenting the varying life styles and personalities of all classes, races, religions and sexes of individuals that inhabit this vast continent I have come to realise that every person has a need to feel as though they belong.
It is not essential to be a part of a particular class, race, religion or sex to belong here in Australia, it is the ability to possess a clear image of the society as a whole in order to recognise your role as a worthy contributing factor.
In the midst of this diversity there are certainly national cultural stereotypes and national symbols that we all recognise as Australian, but do these really reflect the everyday reality of living as an Australian today?
So far I have worked my way through inner city Melbourne for two years, then on to outback NSW for three years where I spent time recording some of the original settler families who are still out there and going strong today.
After that I spent three years working my way through WA where I felt drawn north to the tropics, which is an important part of the Australian legend. So now the next part of my Journey sees me heading to the Northern Territory - see NT 2010/2011 images.
Darren Clark - 2010