Cousins, 2013 by Leigh Harris

image of Cousins 2013 by Leigh Harris

Artist's statement

With his beautiful auburn hair, his big brown eyes, his pale skin Taeyang is the grandson of an Aboriginal grandmother and an Italian and Welsh grandfather. This photograph was taken after a regular muck around in the back yard with his cousins, Daniel and Josiah. Sometimes I can feel something in his eyes, that feeling that he sees society wants more from him at the age of nine. He asks when were alone "Why don't I have brown skin like my cousins?". Taeyang is my son.