Category Archives: books

revisiting Photo Files 1999

The 1999 reader contains 33 essays selected by Blair French, who was then program manager for  the Australian Centre for Photography.

The texts had been previously published in the Centre of Photography’s journal — Photofile — that had been published since 1983.  I wrote the preface to this publication. There’s a table of contents below my online essay along with links to information about photofile and the ACP.     Click here for my essay.

cover image: Tracey Moffatt, Up In The Sky #3 1997 (detail)

Spot On

the art of film stills photography, 1906–2001

I was approached by Penny Grist of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra to advise on the 2017 exhibition — Starstruck. I then had the great experience of working with the co-curators Penny from the Portrait Gallery and Jenny Coombes of National Film and Sound Archive. This was a fun collaborative research experience — with my essay published in their book for the exhibition. Click here for the essay now online.

Tracey Moffatt

Online essays about Tracey Moffatt

I have several essays online about Tracey Moffatt and her photography. There’s also a link to an online version of the 1995 publication Fever Pitch with essays by Tracey and myself.

Tracey Moffatt: Invocations (2001)
Published in the exhibition catalogue — Australian National University Gallery 2001

Tracey Moffatt: The memory theatre of Tracey Moffatt
An exhibition held at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 2 February — 9 April 2000

Tracey Moffatt: See the woman with the red dress on … and on … and on
Essay in Art and Asia Pacific 1994

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Online: 1995 Fever Pitch, Tracey Moffatt & Gael Newton

Published online the now out of print publication (1995) with key essay by Gael Newton on Tracey Moffatt’s work along with two essays by Tracey Moffatt.

Click here of the link.

Fever Pitch was originally published in 1995 by Piper Press, Annadale (Sydney).

For more of Gael Newton’s papers — click here.

 

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For the list of my essays (being updated) click here