May, 22 2010
William L Fox

Two months later and I'm back in the Pilbara with Larry Mitchell. This time Tim Acker is our guide, a photographer and consultant in Aboriginal art to FORM. We've flown 1200 kilometres north of Perth to Newman, a former mining company town once again almost atop the Tropic of Capricorn, and we've been joined by four other photographers and a filmmaker. Peter Eastway from Sydney and Les Walkling from Melbourne have teamed up with the twin brothers Christian and Michael Fletcher, both from WA. Michael's the filmmaker. Tony Hewitt, a portrait photographer from WA, rounds out the crew. All of them have been working in the Pilbara during recent months conducting workshops with local residents in different communities, but this is the first time they've come to Newman as part of the project.

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