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)
Have uploaded to our photo-web site a special section on the first photography curators — Australian that is. We have listed four: Jennie Boddington, Ian North, Gael Newton (me!), and Alan Davies. The listings for Jennie and myself include 1983 interviews by the Australian Centre of Photography. These are very long! (you have been warned)
Click here for the link.
If you know of any other useful online material on these people, please make contact.
Essay from Truth Beauty 2008
This essay was originally published in the 2008 catalogue for the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition — click here.
National Portrait Gallery Canberra 2018–19 exhibition
For people interested in Australian CDVs, it is highly recommended that you get hold of the book that accompanied the 2018–1019 exhibition. Click here for a sample of the book
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.
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.
Click here for the article on DP Review — or here for the portal
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.
Hanran: 20th-Century Japanese Photography
October 11, 2019 to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Photographic Centre opening date announced
Opening on 12 October 2018
Continue reading V&A Photographic Centre
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
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
19thC photography in Japan
There’s a small exhibition at the National gallery of Australia.
Continue reading NGA Photography
Australian photographers — Melbourne 1959 – late 1960s
click on banner for link to information about this great group of Australian photographers
Documentary and portrait photography
National Museum in Norway exhibition on documentary and portrait photography.
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.
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
2017 Infinity Award Winners announced
Continue reading ICP Infinity Awards
AIPAD new venue announced
Click on the image for the story from ArtDaily
Continue reading The Photography Show NY 2017
photography at the CCP Melbourne
Click on the image for the winners of the competition, CCP Salon.
Prada opens photography gallery in Milan shopping arcade
Story from The Art Newspaper — click here.
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
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.
Click on the image for the link to the 2016 Auckland Photography Festival
click on image above for the story about this very successful new national gallery.
Good news from Canada about photography — click on the image above