Christine Godden's photographs radiate sensuality. This is particularly evident in her intimate portraits of family and friends and in the rich blurry tones of her colour landscapes. Godden spent much of her youth travelling through Asia and Europe, residing in New York and California and completing a Masters of Fine Arts at the Visual Studies Workshop, State University of New York, Rochester in 1978. She returned to Australia the same year to become the director of the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, a position she held until 1982. Her photographs of sunsets across Sydney display a knowing disregard for established photographic techniques. Blurry and indistinct prints, achieved by enlarging small negatives, create a grainy vision and a moody sense of place.
type C photograph
28.0 x 37.2 cm image; 38.6 x 50.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. original mount, ink "Christine Godden 1980".
Gift of the artist 1981
Not on display
© Christine Godden
Referenced in 4 publications
Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers
My city of Sydney, Sydney, 2000. no catalogue numbers
Re-constructed Vision: Contemporary work with photography, Sydney, 1981. cat.no. 19
Author Unknown, (Christine Godden), Sydney, 1980. cat.no. 27