Australian vernacular photography
8 Feb – 18 May 2014
Location: Photography gallery
In the Australian Photography Annual of 1947, photographer and director of the Art Gallery of NSW Hal Missingham wrote: ‘In a country supposedly occupied by people indulging in a vigorous outdoor life, where are the [photographic] records of beach and sport… where are the photographs of the four millions of people who live and work in our cities? What are they like – what do they do – what do they wear, and think?’
This exhibition looks at 16 photographers from the 1960s to the 2000s to consider their various approaches to the depiction of modern Australian life.
Image: Gerrit Fokkema Blacktown man 1983 © Gerrit Fokkema