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For a Pittance

By © Mine Konakci Photography | Hardcover Photo Book in a Matte Printed cover with 98 Satin 170g pages




  



Description A photographic exploration of descendants of Australia's early convicts.

Most convicts transported to Australia were convicted of petty theft. Stolen items varied from shoes to fabrics, coats to pocket watches, purses to sheep. More than 160,000 people were transported beyond the seas between 1787 and 1868 to serve their sentences.

As a photographer, what interested me was the impact that the theft of objects most of a relatively small value could have on people's lives. As a result, the photographs depict the descendants with a representation of the item that their ancestors had stolen; with the items representing a link between the ancestor and descendant.
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