These stunning photos were captured to educate the public on aspects of Aboriginal culture which mainstream media tends to ignore.
In certain communities untouched by the modern world, man’s interconnectedness with nature is fact, and every aspect of life a gift.
Such is easy to glimpse when you peruse the photos captured by photographer Bobbi-Lee Hille.
The Australian native, reports The Daily Mail, was inspired to photograph “indigenous babies and bellies to create awareness of our beautiful culture and people.”
Hille, who is a mother herself, is from Perth in Western Australia. She titled her project Milyali Art, which means newborns in 2015. To her, this work serves an important purpose, as mainstream media tends to neglect Aboriginal culture.
In whatever way the following photos speak to you, surely, it can be agreed that no more precious bond exists than a mother and her pure, newborn baby.
“I wanted to photograph Indigenous babies and bellies to create awareness of our beautiful culture and people,” said Ms. Hille.
“It’s celebrating Indigenous culture and new life through photography. It is very important to me to keep our culture alive, to promote awareness and show how beautiful the traditions are.”
“I wish there was more focus on Aboriginal studies in schools and more cultural awareness,” she said. “Usually only the negatives are focused on and because of this a lot of Australians have no idea about true Aboriginal culture, traditions or lifestyles.”
“They see a stereotyped one-sided story and make up their minds.”
By photographing the precious bond between the mothers and their babies, Ms. Hille hopes to share with the world the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture.
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