October 26, 2013

Burial Ceremony, Australia

Photograph by Amy Toensing

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Australia's Aboriginals make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on. Here, dancing lasted for hours at a burial of returned remains in Yinangarndua in the Northern Territory.

See more pictures from the June 2013 feature story “First Australians.”

Toensing was one of 44 photographers we interviewed for our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography. Watch an intro to the series on Proof. »

28 comments
Sajjan Aryal
Sajjan Aryal

Artistic capture of an amazing culture. There is some message with shoes on hands.

Margo Isis Li
Margo Isis Li

I love culture. There are so many cultures out there. It would take more than a lifetime to visit and intimately understand them all.

Dan Prosser
Dan Prosser

Is that Karl Pilkington in the middle.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Very moving. The angle of the camera, the fact it's in silhouette and the beautiful colors in the sky make this photo wonderful.

David Smyth
David Smyth

True photography...frozen in time, and heralding their lost plight

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

interesting silhoutte picture describing body movements better. perfect wide angle shot

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

The low angle and elegantly proportioned negative space around the figures silhouetted against the sky makes for a great photo which frame freezes the dancers in a perfect composition snatched from the flow of time.  

Karen Herbert
Karen Herbert

Great photo.  Have students write about it.  What might be taking place here? Will get their "creative juices" flowing.

William Glenn
William Glenn

WHY DO  HAVE TO SIGN IN EVERY TIME I ACCESS THIS WEB SITE??????

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Looks like an upside down aboriginal flag.

Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 6/10 zoom lenses

Mat Millies
Mat Millies

Like all little tribes over the world, they get the thruth of living ecologicaly they don't need 3 planete like earth to sustain them.....We need to learn this and join them in the dance to save the world ....!!!!STOP CONSUMING!!

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