2016 Finalists

Brian CASSEY

Artist statement: Whilst vast swaths of Australia’s farmlands are suffering following several years of crippling drought, one small beef cattle property is making – well – a killing. Beef cattle farmers 71-year-old Janice and husband 84-year-old Keith Osborne run their stock on the lush plains of their moist property at Daintree north of Port Douglas – a landscape many drought effected farmers can only dream about. Last year their cattle sold for 90 cents a kilo – this year it's up to $2.40 per kilo – and it has rained every month for the past year.

www.briancasseyphotographer.com

Beef barons  2015
pigment ink-jet print
50.0 x 75.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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