Beyond place: Is Australian photography global?

Palmer, D 2013, 'Beyond place: Is Australian photography global?', Photofile, no. 92, pp. 35-45.


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Title Beyond place: Is Australian photography global?
Author(s) Palmer, D
Year 2013
Journal name Photofile
Issue number 92
Start page 35
End page 45
Total pages 11
Publisher Australian Centre for Photography
Abstract The landscape genre is typically tied to a sense of nationalism and place. For this reason the Art Gallery of New Wales's 2011 exhibition 'Photography and Place: Australian Landscape Photography 1970s Until Now' offered an interesting stepping-off point to pose what might seem like a somewhat odd question: 'Is Australian photography global?' Among a number of different messages and threads running throughout the exhibition, the metaphysical sublime was as constant as a political questioning of nature and culture. But for me 'Photography and Place' also begged further questions: what might a future exhibition of Australian landscape photography look like in, say, another thirty years? And is there such thing as 'Australian photography' in the era of globalisation?
Subject Art Theory
Art History
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