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Title

Untitled

1979


Artist

Leonie Reisberg

Australia

1955 -


About

‘... loving someone is about action not just words, that’s the reason I photograph only people I’m involved with, because in my own way that’s an act of love.’1

Deeply personal Leonie Reisberg’s photographs delve into the ambiguities of intimate space. Like many women photographers of the 1970s-80s, such as Fiona Hall, Micky Allan, Robyn Stacey and Kate Breakey, Reisberg was interested in pushing the boundaries of the medium through painting and collage. 'Untitled' 1979 uses the indexical possibilities of handcoloured photography to transform a ubiquitous moment into an emotionally rich event.

1) Leonie Reisberg. Typewritten transcript of a personal diary, AGNSW, artist’s archive, 1960s-1979, np


Details


Date

1979


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph, hand coloured with watercolour


Dimensions

36.4 x 36.7 cm image (irreg.); 50.4 x 40.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. original window mount, pencil "Leonie Reisberg 79".


Credit

Anonymous gift 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

392.2012


Artist information

Leonie Reisberg

Works in the collection

4