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Cities in transition symposium

Photography in Paris and Australia at the turn of the 20th century

Explores the early 20th-century documentary photography of Eugène Atget and assesses its relevance to an Australian context.

Speakers and papers

1pm
Registration and exhibition viewing

2pm
Symposium welcome
Michael Brand, director, Art Gallery of NSW

Introduction to Eugène Atget: Old Paris
Françoise Reynaud, curator of photographs, Musée Carnavalet, Paris

2.25pm
Charles Bayliss and the New World
Helen Ennis, associate professor, School of Art, Australian National University

2.55pm
Short break

3.10pm
The disinfected city in Australia
Martyn Jolly, head of photography and media arts, School of Art, Australian National University

3.40pm
Oceanian tropes of place and modernity: Sydney
Catherine De Lorenzo, adjunct senior research fellow, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and Monash Indigenous Centre, Monash University

4.10pm
Discussion
chaired by Judy Annear, senior curator, photographs, Art Gallery of NSW

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Saturday 25 August 2012, 1pm

$30
$15 Art Gallery Society of NSW members & students
Includes exhibition entry

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1740

Duration 3 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: Eugène Atget