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Winter’s Coming Back to Australia: The Photography of Dean Sewell

After one of the worst bush fire seasons in living memory, it’s easy to forget that last winter there were snowfalls across parts of Australia that don’t see snow from one year to the next. This piece was originally published… Continue Reading →

The Carlisle Hotel: Extract from Hideout in the Apocalypse: The Best Of 2020.

Photography by Dean Sewell The Carlisle Hotel in the back streets of Newtown in Sydney’s inner-west is one of the few places left in Sydney where the wowsers have not won; an old-fashioned pub in an increasingly strictured, shuttered country. Hotels… Continue Reading →

The Desert Stars: The World’s Most Remote Rock Band. The Best of 2020.

The Photography of Dean Sewell/Oculi The Spinifex People, as they are now known, are the immediate descendants of the last nomadic hunter gatherers to experience contact with the modern world. They live on the southern flank of the Great Victorian… Continue Reading →

Noam Chomsky on the Plight of Assange: “The Complicity of Many Governments”

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog British Judge Vanessa Baraitser is currently deliberating on whether Australian journalist Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States, as he’s currently being remanded in her country on American espionage charges. The extradition proceedings… Continue Reading →

Grafton: Australia Lost

Photography by Dean Sewell Perpetrator of the Christchurch massacre Brenton Tarrant, 29, has just been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and a charge of committing a terrorist… Continue Reading →

Katoomba Noir: Australian Gothic

The Photography of Dean Sewell Wherever I have lived I have always documented my own immediate environs. The photograph above is of my front yard. You don’t get any more immediate. There is an old quip about Katoomba: The Retired,… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Battered Inland Rivers: The Best of Our Archives

They blame climate change. They blame the drought. They blame everyone and everything but themselves.The stench of millions of dead fish, the rotting corpses of kangaroos and sheep, the missing bird life, the farmers who can no longer farm, devastated… Continue Reading →

The Greed of the Oligarchs Destroys Australia’s Great Outback

They blame climate change. They blame the drought. They blame everyone and everything but themselves. The stench of millions of dead fish, the rotting corpses of kangaroos and sheep, the missing bird life, the farmers who can no longer farm,… Continue Reading →

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