The work of celebrated photographer Atong Atem is currently on display at Tate Modern London, in the exhibition A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography, featuring four major pieces from 2015.
In many ways, these are among the images that bolstered her career internationally. Today, Atem’s work is in high demand.
The Ethiopian born, South Sudanese artist moved to Australia in 1997 and spent her early years living on the Central Coast of NSW, before studying at the University of Newcastle. She is known for her striking photographic portraits exploring the African diaspora in Australia, and in particular Melbourne, where she has lived since 2014.