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Title

Lyn Gailey

1976

Artist

Carol Jerrems

Australia

14 Mar 1949 – 21 Feb 1980

  • Details

    Date
    1976
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Edition
    4/9
    Dimensions
    30.3 x 20.1 cm image; 38.0 x 30.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. sheet and c. verso, pencil "Carol Jerrems, 1976".

    Credit
    Purchased 1979
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    48.1979
    Copyright
    © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems

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    Carol Jerrems

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  • About

    The intimate work of Carol Jerrems captures a particular moment of counterculture optimism in Australia in the 1970s. From her first exhibition in 1971, her brief career spanned just nine years before her untimely death in 1980. However, there is a significant body of work, much of it capturing friends and colleagues in the arts. Jerrems' work emerged from her strong commitment to feminism and broader social change: 'My main interest in photographic art, as in living, is giving... This society is sick and I must help change it.' The women in her photographs are comfortable and at ease with their bodies, stepping confidently towards the camera and the viewer with a relaxed assurance. Jerrems often worked with consenting subjects, rejecting what she saw as the exploitative consequences of some documentary street photography.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 7 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

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