Tuesday, July 17, 2007

VIP: very important photographs

František Drtikol... Draped figure behind seated nude (c. 1928, gelatin silver photograph, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra). From VIP: very important photographs from the European, American and Australian photography collection 1840s – 1940s at the National Gallery of Australia. "...The exhibition covers all genres of photography– portraiture, landscape, urban photography, social documentary, photojournalism, celebrity work, still life, advertising; photographs as single images but also as found in albums and books; cut up, collaged and hand-coloured, images made with the most advanced cameras of the day to images made without a camera at all; and from the intimate to Bayliss and Holtermann’s nine-and-a-half metre long panorama of Sydney Harbour. Photography, in other words, in all its wondrous diversity."


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