Blood Generation by Stuart Miller

Blood Generation is a series of portraits dedicated to a tribe of young people known as the “Blood Generation”. Bougainville, where the tribe are located, geographically, culturally, and linguistically, is part of the Solomon Islands chain, but became part of Papua New Guinea rather than the British colony of Solomon Islands as an “accident” of late-19th century colonial map-drawing. Let’s check out this beautiful portraits! Enjoy!

Blood Generation is a collaborative exhibition between me; a contemporary photographer and artist Taloi Havini. Taloi invited me to come and photograph a tribe of young people known as the “Blood Generation”.

– Stuart Miller

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“Blood Generation” is the name that was given to those children who were born into war, triggered from external interests in mining and sustained by acts of local political self-determination.

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In 1990, the people of Bougainville lived under air, sea, and military blockade for ten years with a reported loss of twenty thousand lives. Bougainville’s Indigenous landowner’s remain disheartened, displaced, and dissatisfied.

– Stuart Miller

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The issue remains unresolved and we ask ourselves – who is responsible for the “Blood Generation”.

– Stuart Miller

ABOUT STUART MILLER

Stuart Miller is an advertising and portrait photographer based in Sydney, Australia. His clients include McDonalds, Toyota, and Canon, to name a few. See more of his amazing artworks in Behance and his website.