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Marjorie in her 'wedding' dress, Dodge City, Brewarrina, from the series Brewarrina

printed 1991


Sandy Edwards

New Zealand, Australia

1948 –

  • Details

    printed 1991
    Media category
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    26.3 x 38.9 cm image; 40.8 x 50.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l. verso, pencil "... 1989/ Sandy Edwards 1991"

    Purchased with funds provided by the JS Watkins Memorial Fund 1991
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Sandy Edwards

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  • About

    This photograph of the NSW town of Brewarrina was taken as part of the bicentennial project and exhibition 'After 200 Years'. At the time there were many debates about the depiction of Indigenous Australians and their cultures. Concerned how they might be portrayed, many communities were reluctant to participate in a project organised and funded by the Bicentennial Authority.

    The result was a departure from normal documentary photography. Each of the 20 communities taking part in the project worked with photographers in a collaborative process that gave the communities the opportunity to control the subject matter of the photographs, and ultimately the representation of themselves and their culture to the public.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

    • Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers

    • Judy Annear, Look, 'Points of view: changing attitudes and approaches in Australian photography 1985-95', pg.17-19, Sydney, Nov 2005, 17 (illus.).

    • Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994, 3 (illus.), 9. no catalogue numbers

Other works by Sandy Edwards

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