Talk: Australian photographic modernism and the commercial image
Curator's talk on the photography collection
Join Isobel Parker Philip, the Gallery’s assistant curator of photographs, for a talk focusing on a small display of advertising photographs from the mid 20th century in the Australian galleries.
Featured artists include Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers and Lawrence Collings. Enlisting the formalist strategies of high modernism, these photographers brought a critical eye into the commercial world.
Image: Max Dupain Untitled (woman with nose dropper) 1936-39 (detail) from the album Advertising photographs, gelatin silver photograph, Art Gallery of New South Wales