The Photograph and Australia - the exhibition catalogue from The Art Gallery of NSW available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The Photograph and Australia

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'Superbly successful... Annear.. tells a story in which the power of the photographic image to represent reality is distorted by ideologies, wishful thinking and aesthetic conservatism.' - The Guardian

A handsome book exploring how photographs have helped create the Australian national identity 

The catalogue accompanying The Art Gallery of NSW's 2015 exhibition, The Photography and Australia, examines the way the photograph has been used to build and question Australia's national identity.

Taking a thematic approach, this handsome book mixes historic images with contemporary art, encouraging the reader to explore connections between different forms of photography, people and place. Alongside images by renowned artists such as Frank Hurley, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain and Robyn Stacey are images by unknown photographers including postcards, snaps from family albums and early scientific photographs.

  • Author: Judy Annear, Senior Curator of Photographs, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Paperback: 203 pages
  • Date published: May 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1741741162
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm

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