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Look: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980 « Previous | |Next »
September 10, 2012

I've started to look through Anne Marsh's recent (2010) book Look: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980.

As a survey of recent Australian photographic art it is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind providing both visual dialogues and critical theory. It represents over 190 artists, has a collection of over 400 photographs and a series of critical essays written by Anne analysing key themes and issues. The photography on Australian cities is thin.

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Les Walkling, The site of his last embrace, 1986, Toned silver gelatin print

Marsh describes the time from the 1980’s to now as one of the most dynamic times in the history of art photography as, for the first time, it is taking centre stage in the art world. She says that previously, photography had to fight for recognition in the museums and galleries, but with the advent of post-modernism photography became seen as a valuable medium for creating visual dialogues.

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