Presented images

2. Introduction

How Aboriginal people, histories and places are presented in the media influences the way in which we interpret and understand the value, position and identity of our original peoples and in today’s society. What images present themselves on a regular basis in the media? Is the match between reality and imagery clear? In this section we ask you to:

  • consciously seek out and analyse the way in which Aboriginal people are portrayed in the media
  • make comparisons across different media and art forms
  • question the role of the participants who have contributed to the image presented – the characters, the photographer or film maker, the audience