Focus: Australian government photographers

Friday, 17 November 2023,  Kings Avenue,  Parkes

6212 3600

archives@naa.gov.au

Focus: Australian government photographers brings Australia's government photographers out of the darkroom and into the spotlight. Between 1939 and 1996, dozens of photographers were employed by government agencies to capture Australian life. This fascinating exhibition delves deep into the lives and work of these talented individuals who helped to preserve our rich visual heritage, including Harry Frauca, Max Dupain, Mervyn Bishop and many more. Focus invites visitors on a journey spanning six decades of Australian life. Explore a diverse selection of work that includes intimate nature photography, striking architectural shots and images that capture everyday memories from Australia's past. Step into our virtual darkroom and experience the magic of photography by watching pictures develop before your eyes. Experience the power of photography to shape perceptions, ignite conversation and preserve memories. This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

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