Ken Duncan – The Rock Uluru Northern Territory 748 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
The Rock, Uluru, Northern Territory
Seen from the air, the vastness of Australia´s most famous rockform is only too apparent. It dwarfs the tiny lines of road that run around its perimeter, towering over the surrounding plains with an awesomeness that stuns all travellers. Ironically, local indigenous restrictions bar me photographing this end of the rock from the ground. As one who has spent much time with Aboriginal communities over many years, I have enormous respect for their customs and culture. But I believe some indigenous claims are now going too far. Some are even trying to claim copyright over Uluru – just as if it were their own creation – and there have been increasing restrictions over access and artistic expression. However, as one of my tribal elder friends has so beautifully expressed it, no-one really “owns the land”. Rather, “The land owns us!” We would all do well to listen to his wisdom.
Ken Duncan (OAM) is one of the world’s leading exponents of panoramic landscape photography and spends much of his life travelling to remote and exotic locations.