Justin McManus

Landon Punch is a Yindjibarndi man who lives in Roebourne, Western Australia.

Landon and Joey were part of a story on Life After Death in Custody on the fallout for Aboriginal people who have lost loved ones to violence or neglect while in police custody. Landon had killed the baby kangaroo’s mother for food. He said, “I will now hand-rear the joey until it is big enough to survive in the bush.” I thought it was an interesting contrast in the duty of care compared to how police treat Aboriginal people custody.


Justin McManus has been a photojournalist since 1996, initially following his passion for travel and photographing social documentary projects. While living and working abroad, he worked regularly featured in The Guardian and The Sunday Times. Later, he lived in Argentina and was a contributor to local publications. In 2006, he returned to Australia and began working for The Age newspaper in Melbourne, focusing his attention on documenting Aboriginal people’s cultural and socio-political issues. Justin is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a World Press Photo award in 2010 and four Walkley awards, including Nikon-Walkley Photographer of the Year in 2012.