Australian Story - Becoming Jangala (Russell James)
From Perth policeman to a life of high fashion and celebrity in New York, Russell James is one of the world's most influential fashion photographers.
His work graces the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Sports Illustrated and he counts amongst his friends designer Donna Karan, entrepreneur Richard Branson and former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley.
But despite fame and the lure of celebrity, Russell James was struggling in his personal life. After a period of anguish and self reflection, he returned to Australia to work on an art collaboration with Aboriginal artist Clifton Bieundurry. During a trip to Clifton Bieundurry's home country, Russell James' personal interpretation of Prime Minister Rudd's apology to indigenous Australians led to the creation of a new and heartfelt project and the desire to make a difference where it counts.