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Title

Lyn Gailey


Artist

Carol Jerrems

Australia

14 Mar 1949 - 21 Feb 1980


About

The intimate work of Carol Jerrems captures a particular moment of counterculture optimism in Australia in the 1970s. From her first exhibition in 1971, her brief career spanned just nine years before her untimely death in 1980. However, there is a significant body of work, much of it capturing friends and colleagues in the arts. Jerrems' work emerged from her strong commitment to feminism and broader social change: 'My main interest in photographic art, as in living, is giving... This society is sick and I must help change it.' The women in her photographs are comfortable and at ease with their bodies, stepping confidently towards the camera and the viewer with a relaxed assurance. Jerrems often worked with consenting subjects, rejecting what she saw as the exploitative consequences of some documentary street photography.


Details


Date

1976


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Edition

4/9


Dimensions

30.3 x 20.1 cm image; 38.0 x 30.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. sheet and c. verso, pencil "Carol Jerrems, 1976".


Credit

Purchased 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

48.1979


Artist information

Carol Jerrems

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, What is this thing called photography?, Sydney, 1999. no catalogue numbers

Judy Annear, World without end - Photography and the 20th century, Sydney, 2000. no catalogue numbers

Judy Annear, Look, 'More than meets the eye', pg. 8-9, Melbourne, Jun 1999, 9 (illus.).

Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Bronwyn Clark-Coolee, Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection, 'Time - memory - people', pg.246-265, Sydney, 2007, 256 (illus.).

Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994, 1 (illus.), 10. no catalogue numbers

Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, Heidelberg, Apr 1994, 4 (illus.).