The Sydney Morning Herald
Photography: Feature/Photographic Essay
In her gritty and powerful body of work, Ingetje Tadros presents an insider’s view of the struggles faced by remote Aboriginal communities undergoing the hardships that stem from dislocation. Her photos demonstrate both the community trust she earned and her empathy for individuals living far from the public eye.
Ingetje Tadros occupies a unique place in the world of social documentary photography, capturing the triumphs, tragedy and diversity of people’s lives through her intuitive storytelling. With a passion deeply rooted in humanitarian causes, her photography is often confronting and provocative: conveying a powerful message by telling people’s stories at a community level and providing a conduit for communication between different cultures on a global platform.
In Tadros’ body of work, every picture tells a story that is rich in detail. It takes determination and patience to get stories from remote communities – you have to earn the trust of every single person there. It’s so rare that photojournalists can invest the time to do a story like this and we are rewarded with an insider’s view of this hardscrabble life.