Art is a great way to convey messages or to draw attention to important causes. Tasmanian photographer Ricky Maynard has made it his mission to draw attention towards the poor treatment that Australian aboriginal people receive.

Maynard further expresses his belief that the aboriginal people of Australia have been mistreated not only throughout history, but in present day as well. The Ricky Maynard Portrait of a Distant Land photographic series tells the stories of the Big River and Ben Lomond tribes of Tasmania. The photographs also showcase the often-barren landscape of Tasmania.

With its black-and-white images, the Ricky Maynard Portrait of a Distant Land series is striking to the eye. Each photograph is thought-provoking and deserves to be put in a history book.