TOGETHER AS ONE
TOGETHER AS ONE
Ngarra is a nonprofit project that empowers the youth in some of the world’s most remote communities
by using photography to share their story and create lasting, meaningful change in their lives.
A Dharug word from the east coast of New South Wales, Australia Ngarra means Together As One.
It is more than word. It is an idea. An ideology. A philosophy. A way of life. A way of change. Our project reflects this. How it works – is simple. It’s effects – wide reaching and exponential.
We enter a community, provide cameras, education, and work with them to tell their story through the lens of a camera. Ngarra projects do so much more than share a photograph. It aims to empower indigenous and marginalised communities, build cultural respect, understanding and reconciliation through art, storytelling, and connection. Their photographs, their stories, are then featured in exhibitions in galleries in cities all over the globe,
with 100% of the profits going directly back to the community.
Their work starts a larger conversation with people across the world;
opening the minds and hearts in ways that overcome all boundaries of country, language, or belief systems. Indigenous knowledge is more than the knowledge itself, it is about the way of knowing, the way of coming to know.
It is ngarra, together as one, that we can work collaborate to share story, to share lore, to retrieve forward ancient wisdom and knowledge systems from all across the globe, sharing them to a modern audience through photography with the goal of bringing people back under the law of the land and retake our position as custodial species of the planet.
Together, as one, we can make a difference.
THE NGARRA FOUNDATION
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To learn more visit www.ngarra.org