1920 – 1999
Talbot was born in Germany and studied art there in 1938-39 and
then in England in 1939-40, where he was
interned and then
sent to Australia. From 1942-46 Talbot was in service in the
He was naturalised in 1946. After the war he
continued his art training at Melbourne Technical College and took
around this time. He visited his parents in South America between
1947-50 and won a gold medal at the Bolivian Photography Salon
for his work there.
returned to Melbourne in 1950 and spent the next six years working
in various studios in Sydney and
from 1954-56, before entering into partnership with Helmut
Newton in 1956. Their studio specialised in fashion illustration.
won the Australian Fashion News award for Fashion Photographer
of the Year in 1958 and Newton went on to a highly successful
career in fashion photography overseas.
Talbot exhibited widely
a number of awards for his work. In 1973 he took up a position
as a lecturer in photography at Preston Institute of Technology
and was appointed senior lecturer in 1977.
text based on Gaël Newton's Silver & Grey
Angus and Roberston, Australia 1980
2016 exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (The Victorian state gallery)
Review of the above - on ArtBlat (with loads of pictures)