My Favourite Slide: The cup that cheers
originally published earlier this year as a contribution to the research ‘Heritage in the Limelight: the magic lantern in Australia and the world’. click here for my paper
A Postscript to my AUCTION AUTOPSY:
The Mossgreen Dupain Sales 2016-17
click here to see my postscript on my former report on these significant photography auctions by Mossgreen.
a quiet coffee in the new Downer cafe
another cool day in Canberra
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William Street, Sydney, 1966
An essay on this wonderful photograph – click here
AUCTION AUTOPSY: The Mossgreen Dupain Estate Sales 2016-17
click here to see my report on these significant photography auctions by Mossgreen.
Keeping warm and enjoying a coffee
Time out on a freezing cold morning in Canberra
Trans Asia Photography review
click here for the TAP site – or here for the Spring 2017 details – that includes a link to a review by me.
Ballarat photography festival director recognised
from the listing:
Continue reading Jeff MOORFOOT OAM
designs for new V&A Photography Centre
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has revealed a visual of its new Photography Centre – click here
Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia
For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia.
But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?
Continue reading Joanna Sassoon
Exhibition: The Landscape Revisited
Anne Zahalka’s new exhibition at the city gallery in Albury- MAMA – till Sunday 5th November 2017
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Scenes from the Exhibition
Curtain Call at Stills Gallery Sydney
Here at photographs of the opening of the final Stills Gallery exhibition – Curtin Call
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INFORMATION CALL-OUT: FRANK HURLEY
Searching for Frank Hurley along our northern beaches
Did you know that Frank Hurley was a very keen gardener and photographer of wild flowers?
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Exhibition: Curtain Call at Stills Gallery Sydney
Still have given notice of their final exhibition.
With Curtain Call, Stills Gallery is looking back over the history of the gallery and presents the mother of all salon hangs featuring over 70 artists from over the 26 years of exhibitions including:
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3 New Exhibitions at The Photography Room
Dörte Conroy – What Comes to Mind: Lorna Sim – Enigma:
Maurice Weidmann- Absence of Sunshine
Continue reading The Photography Room: May – June 2017
New paper uploaded on photography research
Click on the image above to see a new research paper by Belinda Hungerford that has been uploaded to photoweb.
Continue reading Belinda Hungerford: ROAD WORK AHEAD
CHARTING THOUGHTS: ESSAYS ON ART IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
A new research book has been published by the National Gallery of Singapore. It contains essays on Southeast Asian art by 25 scholars.
I was given the honour by the NGS of being one the contributing scholars.
The book is available from the NGS shop and through their website – click here.
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Head On Photography Exhibition
Exhibition of Regis Lansac’s photographs at Janet Clayton Gallery:
3-28 May 2017
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19thC photography in Japan
There’s a small exhibition at the National gallery of Australia.
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Exhibition: Elaine Campaner at Gallery 9
An Elaine Campaner exhibition of photographs – recommended.
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A history of Group M photographers by Philip Bentley
Back in 1996, Philip Bentley, Melbourne historian, wrote a thesis on the history of the Melbourne photographers, Group M.
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Martin Kantor Portrait Prize Entry
Applications close: 31st May 2017
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Call for entries
click on image for details – entries close 26 July 2017
Review by Peter Haynes
Curated by Ashley Lumb and Laura McLean – click on image.
Continue reading Planetary Gardening at photoaccess
Australian photographers – Melbourne 1959 – late 1960s
click on banner for link to information about this great group of Australian photographers
George W Bell: Australian photographer & painter
George W Bell photographer (1920 – 2008) was member of Group M – in Melbourne.
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Exhibition: Wesley Stacey – The Wild Thing
Exhibition of 40 years of photographs by Wesley Stacey at the Monash Gallery of Art, 4th March – 28 April 2017 – click here for pictures of the opening and other comments.
Documentary and portrait photography
National Museum in Norway exhibition on documentary and portrait photography.
Harold Cazneaux photographs for sale
click on the banner above for a link to information on Harold Cazneaux and lists of rare photographs now for sale.
Exhibition: Jane Brown – Sporting Country
One to see – exhibition at Stills Gallery of Jane Brown’s photographs – Sporting Country.
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Exhibition: Sean Davey – Solomon Islands
At The Photography Room in Kingston (Canberra) is the exhibition by Sean Davey – Solomon Islands (2016).
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Exhibition: Wes Stacey–The Wild Thing
Monash Gallery of Art 4 March to 28 April 2017
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Mat Collishaw – Thresholds
Re-staging the first photographic exhibition..
Continue reading Photo London 2017
Online: 1995 Fever Pitch, Tracey Moffatt & Gael Newton
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North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition notice
click on image for the news of the exhibition of Ansel Adam’s ‘Museum Set’ – chosen by him to best represent his work.
A History of the Australian Centre for Photography 1973-2013
Toby Meagher’s Research Paper–June 2013. The paper was written for a Masters in Art Administration at COFA. Click here.
The most photographed person in the 19th Century
Click on the image for the story on Artsy – about Frederick Douglass and his love and use of photography. “How Frederick Douglass Harnessed the Power of Portraiture to Reframe Blackness in America”
Exhibition notice: The Wild Thing
Exhibition of 40 years of photographs by Wesley Stacey at the Monash Gallery of Art, 4th March – 28 April 2017 – click here for details.
For more on Wesley – click here.
Notice: Group Exhibition at Stills Gallery, Sydney
2 February – 4 March 2017 – click on image for images
Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker
18 February – 17 April 2017 at State Library of New South Wales – click on image for the exhibition notice
photography fair San Francisco 2017
Images from PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco – click on the image above.
Contemporary photography is alive and well!
award for Outstanding Contribution to Photography
click on the image for the storyMartin Parr
Vertical No Limit: mountain photography
Musée de l’Elysée (Switzerland) till 30 April 2017 (click on image above)
ArtBlat Review: Surveillance
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (click on image for review)
Exhibition: Colour photographs 1977-1988
Beetles+Huxley (London) till 18 February 2017
Continue reading Joel Sternfeld
2017 Infinity Award Winners announced
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Exhibition notice: Route 66 by John Schott at Joseph Bowers Gallery
Click on the image for news on ArtDaily.
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click on the image for a story about photography sales
photography at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
Click on the image for the link to the exhibition by Theo Baart and Cary Markerink
AIPAD new venue announced
Click on the image for the story from ArtDaily
Continue reading The Photography Show NY 2017
Exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Continue reading Albert Renger-Patzsch
The Hague Museum of Photography celebrates Werner Bischof
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till 29 Jan 2017 – Photographers Gallery London – click on image above
Photography exhibition at the National Library Canberra
click on image for information on this small exhibition
Towards Abstraction, 1940-1985: Brett Weston
click on the image for the link to the Bruce Museum
an exhibition to the Graffiti series by Brassaï
Click on image above for link to exhibition notice on Artdaily.
photography at the CCP Melbourne
Click on the image for the winners of the competition, CCP Salon.
Nassau County Museum of Arts devotes all galleries to the art of photography
Click here for the article on artdaily.
Prada opens photography gallery in Milan shopping arcade
Story from The Art Newspaper – click here.
Elton John on his photography collection
click on the image above for The Guardian story on Elton John’s collection
Ann Shelton opens at Auckland Art Gallery
click on image for news about the photography exhibition 26 Nov 2016–17 April 2017
Film Stills photography exhibition in Vienna
from the museum site:
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Photography Biennial, Cincinnati, 2016
The theme of FotoFocus 2016 is “The Un-Document,” and presents photography from over 100 international artists in 60 venues.
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Charles Jones photographed vegetables
Hundreds of them……. Here’s the story online – click here.
Yale Centre for British Art, 2016
From the gallery: This exhibition offered a glimpse of the lost architecture of preindustrial London, as captured in a series of carbon photoprints commissioned between 1875 and 1886 by the short-lived Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London.
Continue reading Photography: Relics of Old London
The View from Here, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The View from Here, brings together 70 key works that chart the history of landscape photography over the course of 175 years. click here for more.
Exhibition runs 29th October 2016 − 30th April 2017 – click here for the gallery site
Great program for late 2016
check it out… click on the image above
Dayanita Singh, Museum of Machines
The MAST Foundation in Bologna is presenting for the first time in Italy a major solo exhibition of contemporary photographs by Dayanita Singh.
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news on New York photography auctions
click on the image for the story from The Art Newspaper
The V&A as a centre for photography
An update on the move of the Royal Photography Society’s collection to the V&A – and the V&A as a centre for photography. click here.
Dark Wonder, Stills Gallery Sydney
Click on the image for the review by Lenny Ann Low in the Fairfax news.
Continue reading Robyn Stacey
click on image for more on the Christie’s Photographs sales October 2016
The Image in Question at Michael Hoppen Gallery
click on the image for the link to the exhibition and
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Trent Parke’s Avenue of Honour at the Australian War Memorial
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Harold Cazneaux at the Australian national Maritime Museum
Continue reading Harold Cazneaux Exhibition
Click on the image above for the link to Polixeni’s web site and..
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Valerie Sparks wins Bowness
The Monash Gallery of Art has announced that Melbourne artist Valerie Sparks has won the 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with her work ‘Prospero’s Island – North East’ featuring one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes.
Click here for a link to the artist’s website.
Click here for the link to Monash Gallery of Art
click here for the story on Art Daily – or here for the Harry Ransom Centre’s page
We recently heard of the death of a great Australian photographer. Click here to see an essay on John from 2004.
click on the image for the story about the exhibition of William Eggleston
While we often celebrate wood and things made out of such ‘natural’ products – it is good to reminded just where that all that wood came from and wonder whether we will see such beauty again.
Click on the image for the link to the 2016 Auckland Photography Festival
click on the image for the new series, Stardust, by Anna Carey.
Photography is alive and very well –
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Click on the image to see the 2016 series by Michael Cook – Mother.
Tonight was the successful launch of the exhibition of the vintage photographs by Harold Cazneaux.
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click on image for the link to the Daily Telegraph