Posted on January 07 2014
Photojournalist Amy Toensing convinced National Geographic to create a documentary about the Aboriginal culture and the decline in their population. Over 3 years she captured this decline in the population as well as how Aboriginal communities are preserving their traditions.
Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing…almost. In the ancient homelands their traditional ways live on. Her work was published in National Geographic’s Magazine - June 2013 issue.
‘It’s about people and how they are still connected to the land’, she says of her work. ‘The moment you start spending time in Aboriginal communities … you can tell there’s this really powerful connection to the Australian landscape.’