Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Images: the photos of Elaine Briere

Until the end of the 1980s, East Timor was a closed "daerah operasi militer" (military operations zone) and access was heavily restricted. Little information and less even fewer images reached the outside world. The role of photographs of pre-invasion East Timor taken in 1974 by British Columbia resident Elaine Briere therefore became important.

In 2000, Elaine Briere returned to an independent East Timor and added an epilogue to her 1974 photos. Selections from both trips are reproduced in "East Timor Testimony."

Click here to visit Elaine Briere's photography home page

Click here to buy the book from publisher Between the Lines or read more

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