Interview with Stewart Roper

Posted on 18 January 2014 under Amata, APY Lands & Radio Interviews.
English with interpretation
Interview with Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara interpretation
Stewart Roper

Stewart Roper

Stewart Roper’s connection with Anangu and the APY Lands stretches back to 1990 when he went to work in Amata as a nurse.

Stewart ended up working full time on the APY Lands for almost a decade. Since then, he’s continued to visit Anangu communities as a back-up nurse when local staff go on leave.

When not working as a nurse, Stewart has spent a great deal of time photographing Anangu country and the people who call it home.

Last year, Stewart published a book of his photographs called ‘Palya’.

In this interview, Stewart talks about his book and reflects on what it’s like to take photos on Anangu land.

For more information on Stewart’s book and to view some of his extraordinary photos, check out his website.

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