Jon Burke and his wife Deni moved from Australia to Taiwan in 2004. He became increasingly involved in the indigenous community, first as a volunteer photographer supporting indigenous activities and documenting social events and protests, and later as a founding member and photographer of Brightside Projects (an NGO dedicated to social welfare for marginalized groups). He also spent a year learning Atayal, the dialect of the indigenous tribe to which he is closest.
My work aims to raise the profile of indigenous culture in broader society, help give a voice to indigenous concerns, and improve people’s understanding of the indigenous community by breaking down stereotypes.
Preview of the upcoming show: