Exhibition at Albury Library Museum features photographs of indigenous people with disabilites

THE "double discrimination" faced by indigenous people, who also have a disability, is explored in the latest show at the Albury LibraryMuseum.

Impressive images: Photographic artist Belinda Mason with her works which have a three-dimensional feel to them and are in a new Albury exhibition. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Impressive images: Photographic artist Belinda Mason with her works which have a three-dimensional feel to them and are in a new Albury exhibition. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Unfinished Business covers Sydney photographic artist Belinda Mason's 30 portraits of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders with either a congenital, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, psychiatric or physical disability.

It evolved from images of sexuality and disability and saw her tour nationally snapping those hit by issues such as atomic testing, foetal alcohol syndrome and suicide.

“The exhibition wouldn't exist without their participation and it doesn't exist without dignity and respect, that's the foundation of how we should communicate,” Mason said.

Reactions to her work include warm smiles from Aborigines and a sense of embarrassment and sadness from non-Indigenous people who have been ignorant of the blights which have triggered disabilities.

Unfinished Business opens on Saturday with a talk by Mason at 2pm and continues until March 20.

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