Landscape from the series “After the Apology” which reflects on the trauma caused by the forcible removal of many Australian Indigenous children from their families and placed into institutions which occurred from the 1920s to the 1970s throughout Australia.
Belonging is: being attached to a place that holds you, and in turn is held within your very being. Australia's Stolen Generations were forcibly removed from their place of belonging, from their history, language, people and culture. The very deep and long lasting effects of this are still become tragically clear - not lest the loss of identity and the loss of knowing one's own history.
Belonging is to play in team. I t means to trust and act with the other.
First female rugby team in jail
Every Monday, the Espartanas go out to the court in one of the yards of the Unit 47 of the prison of San Martín, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are the first women's rugby team in a prison, and they feel proud about.
Through the practice of rugby, results showed, a reduction in the levels of violence of the inmates channeled through the game. Unconsciously it begins to permeate in them the values of sports, like companionship, sacrifice, respect for others and rules, discipline and self-confidence, indispensable tools when regaining liberty.
San Martín, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. May 2017.
Belonging is to contribute to a greater cause. Ipswich veteran Stanley Chambers who flew Spitfires during the Second World War ,spent 20 years of his life in the RAF. He became a master pilot and helped others to learn the art of flying. He supported squadrons at the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 and was one of six Ipswich war veterans to be given the Légion d’honneur, the highest honour in France for the part he played that night.