The Guardian online presentation
Highway 61 revisited — photographs of this historic route. Click here
George Silk, Photojournalist
I have several essays online relating to George Silk the photojournalist. Born in Levin, New Zealand in 1916, Silk served as a photojournalist for Life Magazine for 30 years.
He is well known as a war photographer, that part of his career began in 1939 serving for the Australian government in the Middle East, North Africa and Greece.
There are many other aspects of his achievements covered in my essays. Most of my research related to the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in 2000.
Here are the links to my essays:
Going to Extremes: George Silk, Photojournalist from the NGA exhibition catalogue
Going to extremes: George Silk photographer essay in Art & Australia
George Silk,Fawn and rainbow trout, tributary of the Madison River, Montana
For the list of my essays (being updated) click here
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
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.
For the list of my 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.
Continue reading Charles Bayliss
Member of the Order of Australia
I have many people to thank for their support over a career that I continue to enjoy.
Continue reading A quiet celebration here today
Bill Henson at the Tolarno Galleries 104 Exhibition Street Melbourne
till 2 June 2018.
Continue reading Bill Henson
Celebrating a Pioneer of Australian Photojournalism
Celebrating IWD — 8th March 2018
Adelie Hurley (1919–2010) - The first Australian female commercial photojournalist
Continue reading INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018
Adelaide Film Festival announces photographer Robert Mcfarlane as 2017 Jim Bettison & Helen James Award recipient
Continue reading Robert Mcfarlane
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.
click here for the review
William Street, Sydney, 1966
An essay on this wonderful photograph — click here
Ballarat photography festival director recognised
from the listing:
Continue reading Jeff MOORFOOT OAM
Scenes from the Exhibition
Curtain Call at Stills Gallery Sydney
Here at photographs of the opening of the final Stills Gallery exhibition — Curtin Call
Continue reading Stills Gallery: Curtain Call
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?
Continue reading Frank Hurley & Australian Native Plants
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:
Continue reading Stills Gallery: Curtain Call
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
Head On Photography Exhibition
Exhibition of Regis Lansac’s photographs at Janet Clayton Gallery:
3–28 May 2017
Continue reading Regis Lansac
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
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.
Exhibition: Sean Davey — Solomon Islands
At The Photography Room in Kingston (Canberra) is the exhibition by Sean Davey — Solomon Islands (2016).
Continue reading Sean Davey at The Photography Room
Mat Collishaw – Thresholds
Re-staging the first photographic exhibition..
Continue reading Photo London 2017
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)
2017 Infinity Award Winners announced
Continue reading ICP Infinity Awards
Exhibition notice: Route 66 by John Schott at Joseph Bowers Gallery
Click on the image for news on ArtDaily.
Continue reading John Schott
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
Continue reading Werner Bischof
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
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:
Continue reading Film Stills at The Albertina
Photography Biennial, Cincinnati, 2016
The theme of FotoFocus 2016 is “The Un-Document,” and presents photography from over 100 international artists in 60 venues.
Continue reading 2016 FotoFocus Biennial
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
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
The Image in Question at Michael Hoppen Gallery
click on the image for the link to the exhibition and
Continue reading Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery
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..
Continue reading Polixeni Papapetrou
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
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