We're the EXPOSURE COLLECTIVE. We first came together to participate in the EXPOSURE: New Voices in Western Australian Photography Program in 2018. We come from communities all over Western Australia, none of us live in the city. Although all of our stories are different we are connected by our desire to share our lives, worlds and dreams, through our photography.

EXPOSURE COLLECTIVE, 2018

CLAYTON CHEREL   Clayton Cherel is a photographer living and working in Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Clayton has always been interested in photography and hopes share photographs of his country, his culture and his faith with audiences. Clayton enjoyed photographing the landscape at night during the EXPOSURE program and experimenting with different lighting techniques.

CLAYTON CHEREL

Clayton Cherel is a photographer living and working in Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Clayton has always been interested in photography and hopes share photographs of his country, his culture and his faith with audiences. Clayton enjoyed photographing the landscape at night during the EXPOSURE program and experimenting with different lighting techniques.

MARIA FREDERICKS   Maria Fredericks lives in Kalumburu Community with her family where she helps care for children and also works at the Strong Women’s Centre. Maria is a Warnambol Gambera woman and is a traditional owner for Kingana country in the north Kimberley region. Maria first held a camera and started taking photos in 2017 as part of the Olympus vision Project supported by Enterprise Learning Projects. Maria also loves taking portraits and telling stories through these images.   'It's something I feel, I can't explain it. I see something and I need to take an image of it, I get excited, I like to create something. I want to go back to my country one day, Kingana (north Kimberley). Photos give a feeling for country, you take it and you have the memory forever. I like learning how to tell stories through photography.' Maria Fredericks, Kalumburu Photography Collective.

MARIA FREDERICKS

Maria Fredericks lives in Kalumburu Community with her family where she helps care for children and also works at the Strong Women’s Centre. Maria is a Warnambol Gambera woman and is a traditional owner for Kingana country in the north Kimberley region. Maria first held a camera and started taking photos in 2017 as part of the Olympus vision Project supported by Enterprise Learning Projects. Maria also loves taking portraits and telling stories through these images.

'It's something I feel, I can't explain it. I see something and I need to take an image of it, I get excited, I like to create something. I want to go back to my country one day, Kingana (north Kimberley). Photos give a feeling for country, you take it and you have the memory forever. I like learning how to tell stories through photography.' Maria Fredericks, Kalumburu Photography Collective.

MARIA MARALTADJ   Maria Maraltadj is a young Kwini woman who finished high school at the Kalumburu Remote Community School in 2017. During her final school year she discovered photography and joined the Kalumburu Photography Collective as part of the Big Picture Education program. Maria is an active member of the Kalumburu Photography Collective capturing community and sports events as well as images of daily life in Kalumburu.

MARIA MARALTADJ

Maria Maraltadj is a young Kwini woman who finished high school at the Kalumburu Remote Community School in 2017. During her final school year she discovered photography and joined the Kalumburu Photography Collective as part of the Big Picture Education program. Maria is an active member of the Kalumburu Photography Collective capturing community and sports events as well as images of daily life in Kalumburu.

WENDY NANJI   I was born in Perth in 1993, before they moved me to Wiluna and Jigalong to be with my family. I lived in Jigalong as a young girl, grew up there with my family, and I was doing schooling there. I loved going to school. I had friends that were close with me. I moved to Punmu to know my mum’s side of the family and stayed there with my aunties. Now I’m here in Port Hedland living my life, moving around. I love moving around and travelling.

WENDY NANJI

I was born in Perth in 1993, before they moved me to Wiluna and Jigalong to be with my family. I lived in Jigalong as a young girl, grew up there with my family, and I was doing schooling there. I loved going to school. I had friends that were close with me. I moved to Punmu to know my mum’s side of the family and stayed there with my aunties. Now I’m here in Port Hedland living my life, moving around. I love moving around and travelling.


KRISTABELL PORTER    Kristabell lives in Warakurna community with her family. She has been an arts worker at Warakurna Artists since 2014, specifically working with digital design and the street wear project. Kristabell is committed to the art centre and in 2015 took on a leadership role as a Director on the board. Kristabell has recently exhibited in  NGURRA: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands  (South Australian Museum, Tarnanthi Festival, 2019),  Desert Mob  (Araluen Art Centre, 2018), and  Rightfully Ours, Rightfully Yours: Visualising Indigenous Human Rights  (Perth Centre for Photography, 2016).

KRISTABELL PORTER

Kristabell lives in Warakurna community with her family. She has been an arts worker at Warakurna Artists since 2014, specifically working with digital design and the street wear project. Kristabell is committed to the art centre and in 2015 took on a leadership role as a Director on the board. Kristabell has recently exhibited in NGURRA: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands (South Australian Museum, Tarnanthi Festival, 2019), Desert Mob (Araluen Art Centre, 2018), and Rightfully Ours, Rightfully Yours: Visualising Indigenous Human Rights (Perth Centre for Photography, 2016).

IGNATIUS TAYLOR   Ignatius Taylor is a Martu artists and arts workers living and working in Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Ignatius works with Martu artists at Martumili Artists and is interested in a career as a photographer. Since undertaking the EXPOSURE program Ignatius has been on a number of large bush trips where he has taken in lead role in documentation and taking striking portraits of senior artists.   ‘I want to learn more, so I can teach others to be a role model in my community. I want to be an expert at taking photos and get hired for my skills and having fun at the same time. Using the camera was fun and exciting we got to meet new people and learn from each other. We learnt how to use the camera properly.’   Ignatius Taylor, August 2018

IGNATIUS TAYLOR

Ignatius Taylor is a Martu artists and arts workers living and working in Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Ignatius works with Martu artists at Martumili Artists and is interested in a career as a photographer. Since undertaking the EXPOSURE program Ignatius has been on a number of large bush trips where he has taken in lead role in documentation and taking striking portraits of senior artists.

‘I want to learn more, so I can teach others to be a role model in my community. I want to be an expert at taking photos and get hired for my skills and having fun at the same time. Using the camera was fun and exciting we got to meet new people and learn from each other. We learnt how to use the camera properly.’

Ignatius Taylor, August 2018

CECILIA UMBAGAI   Cecilia (Wadjlula) Umbagai is the second oldest of her brothers and sister. She is a Worrorra woman from the Mowanjum community. She was born in Derby but mostly grew up in Mowanjum.  Her  Ungud  (dream time story) is  Karroninya Nyina  (red land kangaroo). She is a prolific young artist who paints Worrorra  Wandjinas  and  Ungud . In addition to painting, Cecilia is a talented printmaker and photographer. She also works as Studio Coordinator at Mowanjum Art Centre.

CECILIA UMBAGAI

Cecilia (Wadjlula) Umbagai is the second oldest of her brothers and sister. She is a Worrorra woman from the Mowanjum community. She was born in Derby but mostly grew up in Mowanjum.

Her Ungud (dream time story) is Karroninya Nyina (red land kangaroo). She is a prolific young artist who paints Worrorra Wandjinas and Ungud. In addition to painting, Cecilia is a talented printmaker and photographer. She also works as Studio Coordinator at Mowanjum Art Centre.

CORBAN WILLIAMS   Corban is one of seven children and was born in Newman Hospital in December 1994. Corban’s Parents and Grandparents lived in Jigalong Community and moved to town before he was born. Corban grew up in town attending Newman Primary (Yellow) School and Newman Senior High School. Corbans’ Nanna and Pop take the family hunting for bush tucker in the swamp area  Yurlparirra  (South) of Newman. While on country, family members help make fire and enjoy a cup of tea and storytelling, passing on family tradition and culture. Corban assists the YMCA with the Youth Program, helps with cooking for the children at Playgroup and works with  Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa  teaching Cultural Awareness. He has contributed greatly to Martumili Artist trips to Alice Springs and the We Don’t Need a Map Exhibition at the Gold Coast Gallery in Queensland.

CORBAN WILLIAMS

Corban is one of seven children and was born in Newman Hospital in December 1994. Corban’s Parents and Grandparents lived in Jigalong Community and moved to town before he was born. Corban grew up in town attending Newman Primary (Yellow) School and Newman Senior High School. Corbans’ Nanna and Pop take the family hunting for bush tucker in the swamp area Yurlparirra (South) of Newman. While on country, family members help make fire and enjoy a cup of tea and storytelling, passing on family tradition and culture. Corban assists the YMCA with the Youth Program, helps with cooking for the children at Playgroup and works with Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa teaching Cultural Awareness. He has contributed greatly to Martumili Artist trips to Alice Springs and the We Don’t Need a Map Exhibition at the Gold Coast Gallery in Queensland.


 
 

GEOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL REACH OF PROGRAM

Participants in EXPOSURE: New Voices in Western Australian Art Centres come from homeland communities across Western Australia.  Members of the EXPOSURE Collective are artists, curators, studio coordinators and photographers. 

 
I want to learn more, so I can teach others and be a role model in my community. I want to be an expert at taking photo’s and get hired for my skills and having fun at the same time. Using the camera was fun and exciting, we got to meet new people and learn from each other. We learnt how to use the camera properly
— Ignatius Taylor, 2018

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