PHOTORIA, a new website that sheds light on the role of women in the history of Australian photography between 1850 and 1950. There is, overall, a broad disparity in the breadth of knowledge in favour of men in contrast to that of the women who populated the industry. This website is a resource to redress that disparity. Click on image for the website.
Pages about Parting with Your Art
Updated 12 August 2020
Have uploaded new pages on Parting with Your Art — click here.
watch this space
Will be writing up some experiences and thoughts about parting with your art. This will be based on my own experiences as well as many stories heard in recent years.
Paris Musées launches online photography
Paris Musées, the public institution that manages all of the museums in Paris, has launched a new Collections portal with the public access to more than 100,000 high-resolution digital reproductions of classic artwork and photography.
above image: 61 rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, enseigne “Au petit Bacchus”. Paris (IVème arrondissement). Photographie d’Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Paris, musée Carnavalet.
Great looking exhibition — get me to Canada
An exhibition organized by the Yokohama Museum of Art in collaboration with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada.
October 11, 2019 to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Writing in the Rain, FX Harsono - Still from colour video 2011 Collection National Gallery of Australia
Following my leaving the National Gallery in September 2014, I was asked by the editor of the Journal of the Asian Arts Society Australia to write about my last decade at the gallery — the decade that saw the establishment of a survey collection of Asia-Pacific photography spanning from South Asia to the west coast of the Americas.
The new collection was largely based around major collections acquired from several major private collections of Asia-Pacific photography including one of some 5000 colonial-era Indonesian photographs.
Here’s that story — click here
For the list of my other essays (being updated) click here
Exhibition: The River of Faces
Exhibition at GAGProjects (Adelaide) till 18 November 2018.
Click here for my essay and links to the exhibition page.
Charles Bayliss 1879 panorama at NLA
Wonderful day in the National Library of Australia. A chance to see some photographs by Charles Bayliss.
Photographic Centre opening date announced
Opening on 12 October 2018
Links to essays on Max Dupain
We have uploaded a new page on photo-web that provides a link to my essays on Max Dupain as well as links to other articles and resources. Click here.
Peter Dombrovskis — Journeys into the wild.
Sasha Grishin reviews National Library of Australia (Canberra) 2018 exhibition: Peter Dombrovskis — Journeys into the wild.
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?
MGA Call for entries
Entries now invited
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?
19thC photography in Japan
There’s a small exhibition at the National gallery of Australia.
George W Bell: Australian photographer & painter
George W Bell photographer (1920 — 2008) was member of Group M — in Melbourne.
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
Exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Nassau County Museum of Arts devotes all galleries to the art of photography
Click here for the article on artdaily.
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.