Fiona Hall's diversified practice includes installation, mixed media and photography. She trained as both a painter and photographer in Sydney, London and Rochester, New York, before returning to Australia to work professionally and teach in the early 1980s. Her early photographs present intriguing and seductive images of the world, unexpected glimpses of life and places. Documentary becomes truly a process of revealing what we might otherwise miss. Hall's work also plays with light, and its ability to both reveal and cloak. In 'Barcelona, Spain, May 1976', the shadows appear like smoke, seductively wisping their way across the wall.
gelatin silver photograph
27.9 x 27.8 cm image; 40.4 x 30.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987
Not on display
© Fiona Hall
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 5 publications
Judy Annear, Look, 'More than meets the eye', pg. 8-9, Melbourne, Jun 1999, 8 (illus.).
Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994, 7 (illus.), 10. no catalogue numbers
Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers
What is this thing called photography?, Sydney, 1999. no catalogue numbers
Sandra Byron and Isobel Crombie, Twenty contemporary Australian photographers - from the Hallmark Cards Australian Photographic Collection, Melbourne, 1990.