New photographs by JORGE DE ARAUJO
The Mystic Land and People of a Dream Come True collections were part of the first major photographic exhibition in Australia featuring images of Timor-Leste by an East Timorese photographer.
The portraits reveal the tenacity and vision of the people who are developing a new nation. By choice or circumstance these individuals have taken on roles to contribute to their families, communities and country. This collection acknowledges the talent and dedication that is creating Timor’s future and put these individuals in the same pedestal as the Heads of State.
The collection of landscapes echoes the vitality and tenacity of the East Timorese. The land has maintained its beauty despite an overwhelming history.
The Mai Fali Eh collection was taken in July 2012.
Born in East Timor, Jorge de Araujo is a highly regarded photographer who uses art to inspire social change. His style is insightful and evocative and provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of the people of East Timor.