Australia–Images

 

Please take a look through these slideshows before showing your kids just in case something unexpected has slipped in.

AATW--Australia statue horizTrying to figure out where to begin your photographic tour of Australia? Flickr.com’s Australia slideshow will give you over 7 million places to start. Among Flickr’s multimillion images you’ll find few that are dull, drab or gray; beaming blue skies and smiling happy tourists are par for the course. True, visitors to Australia may primarily point their cameras at happy things, but whatever may really be going on below the sunny surface, Australia is undeniably a country rich in bright eyes and wide open spaces. In the same vein, while communities of indigenous Australians, images from Flickr’s Australian Aboriginal photo pool focus on celebrations of Aboriginal culture (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5) and the less oppressive moments in the Aboriginal daily life (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5).

AATW--Australia koala vertIf you want to get a sense of what Australia looks like through the eyes of Australians, take to the several hundred Australian photoblogs on Aminus3. There, among the many colorful images of Australian natural wonders (Michael Davies’ nature photos in Learning to See are worth a look) are very personal photos taken by Australian photographers like Matt Sutton whose Equilibrium turns the lens on the friendly faces of Sydney, Lisa Valerie whose blog gives us a sense of life in and around Gawler in South Australia, Stephen’s Light From the Gaze which engages a vibrant Canberra and Siddhesh whose Rear View introduces to us to the day-to-day of multicultural Melbourne.

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