Rebel in hiding, 2006 by Lindsay Moller

image of Rebel in hiding 2006 by Lindsay Moller

Artist's statement

East Timor's rebel leader, turned fugitive, Alfredo Reinado, is pictured exclusively after breaking out of a Dili prison almost two weeks before. The rebel leader is seen here in a secret location hiding in the mountains of East Timor after being on the run from Australia's Police and Military. The image followed a week of protracted negotiations – involving a series of calls, text messages and exchange of a secret password – before I was trusted for the photograph. This photo drew attention to the Australian Federal Police and Army's failed attempts at locating him.