The other face of Australia

Far from the glitter of East Coast hides the other face of Australia. Small towns in the middle of nowhere that survive mainly with farm work. Many of its inhabitants are either migrants or Aborigines descendants and alcohol and drugs are the main plague. Not quite the Bronx but still surprising to see cars driving around with RNB music shouting out of the windows, addicts staring at invisible worlds , stores protected by fences and bands of kids wandering in the almost desert streets.

Some say the govenment is taking action. To what I have seen, there seems to be still a long way to go. But somehow, I hope this little girl will beat the unfavorable odds. (click on picture for high res)

Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph

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