August 3, 2012
An interesting article on Melbourne photography in the 1950s and 1970s in The Age. This includes Angus O'Callaghan, who has previously appeared on junk for code.
Another photographer mentioned is the Australian fashion photographer Bruno Benini, who had an exhibition at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum in 2011. It was entitled Creating the Look: Benini and fashion photography. The Powerhouse Museum acquired Benini's fashion photography archive in 2009. This was part of building strong graphic design and fashion photography holdings as part of a wider Visual Communication design and photography collection focus within the Design and Society curatorial department.
Bruno Bernini, Helen Homeward Wearing a Phillipa Gowns Cocktail Dress, Eastern Market, 1956,
Silver gelatin photograph
Benini an Italian-born, Melbourne-based fashion photographer, became one of a group of influential émigré commercial photographers working in post-war Australia. While Max Dupain is recognized as a genius of 20th century Australian architectural photography and Wolfgang Sievers the master of industrial photography, Bruno Benini can be regarded as one of Australia’s most elegant and refined mid-20th century fashion photographers.