Ricky Maynard: Saddened were the Hearts of Many Men - Art Collector

Ricky Maynard, Leigh, 2015. Silver gelatin FB, 45 x 45cm. Courtesy: the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

Saddened were the Hearts of Many Men by acclaimed documentary photographer Ricky Maynard is a series of 12 direct, proud portraits of men from his hometown of Flinders Island. It was initiated quite some time ago when Maynard was asked “where are all our men?”. He began a close observation and inquiry into how Indigenous men in the community were being affected by their diminishing role in society. The body of work speaks to their shared history of dispossession from land and family, of denial and loss. A trauma that spans generations. For Maynard, documentary photography is a tool to effect social change, to bring to light stories of Indigenous people where they have previously been absent or distorted.

Exhibition opens: 3-5pm Saturday 12 March 2016
Exhibition closes: 9 April 2016
Location: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell St Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7775
Email: info@stillsgallery.com.au

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