Signed and inscribed, on reverse, lower right, in black ink: Brothers (OUR PRESENT) / ED 1/3 [line drawn through] + 2 AP [symbol] / tony ALBERT 2013
Brother is from a series of life-size photographs depicting young Indigenous men with a red target painted on their chests. For this project, Tony Albert collaborated with a youth hostel that provides accommodation for Indigenous young men and boys who are attending secondary school in Sydney. Albert worked closely with the young men, creating photos with dark backgrounds and an otherworldly light shining from above. The imagery expresses solidarity with young Indigenous men in Australia who have been victims of police brutality. It also references the use of the target as a symbol of defiance in the work of other Indigenous Australian artists.
"We [Aboriginal people] are constantly wearing a target as people, but I guess [in this work] with this optimistic twist that though we are wearing that target, how, why, where, and when can we change it?" — Tony Albert
From the 2020 exhibition Shifting the Lens: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Photography, curated by Jami C. Powell, Curator of Indigenous Art
ANTH 55, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2021
WGSS 10.01, Sex, Gender, and Society, Doug Moody, Winter 2022
ANTH 73.01, Main Currents in Anthropology, Sienna Craig, Winter 2022
ANTH 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2022
GEOG 72.01/AAAS 67.50/WGSS 66.09, Black Consciousness Black Feminism, Abby Neely, Spring 2022
Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2023
Sociology 1.01, Introduction to Sociology, Kimberly Rogers, Spring 2023
Shifting the Lens: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Photography, Luise and Morton Kaish Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 15–June 21, 2020.
Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; sold to Will Owen (1952-2015) and Harvey Wagner (1931-2017), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 8, 2013; given to present collection, 2017.
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