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The project BLACK ON WHITE began back in 2008, when photographer Belinda Mason travelled to remote communities in Arnhem Land NT, at the first anniversary of the Australian Governments Intervention Policy to hear community reactions and ask them to record a visual record of their opinion. The image of Djammarr, on the right won the Australian Human Rights Photographic Award in 2008.
The projects original goal was to enable Balanda (white, Arnhem Land) people to have an insight to the viewpoint of Aboriginal (Yolngu, Arnhem Land) Australians have on white Australians and their culture. Since then, the project has expanded across Australia, and added their voices to this exhibition. Each with their own story to tell, and message to give to non- Aboriginal Australians. Over 200 Indigenous people from regional, remote and urban communities have participated in this project.