Histories of photography have not always taken Australian photographers into account, making this sizeable survey something of a revelation. Of particular interest are 19th-century photographs of Aborigines, settlers, landscapes, and important cities in their formative years, images both aesthetically appealing and culturally important. Some of Australia's foremost photographers are represented here—Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, and Tracey Moffatt—but so are anonymous or little-known artists who specialized in vivid portraiture; the centerpiece of the book is a four-page fold-out photo gallery of faces spanning the nation's history.
The Photograph And Australia
Author: Judy Annear.