- Media category
- Materials used
- 15 gelatin silver photographs
- 15 photographs: each 9.8 x 14.4 cm image; 10.3 x 15.0 cm sheet; 68.1 x 102.2 cm frame
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- CSR Photography Project Collection - Bicentennial Gift of CSR Limited 1988
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Sandy Edwards
- Artist information
Works in the collection
In the hands of Sandy Edwards, photodocumentary is made both deeply personal and clearly political. Her photographs reveal a commitment to producing images of women in Australian society that challenge traditional representations of the female subject. She was born in New Zealand and trained in Sydney and London; an early foray into film and video led her into freelance photography. Edwards' work is based on close observation, made possible by the development of trust between the photographer and her subject. This photograph emerged from a commission that was part of the first stage of the CSR Photography Project. In Edwards words, 'I took a deep breath and plunged in with mind full of questions about the photographer's role and said... just show me where the women are'. The sequences are evocative of a range of social issues, including the monotony of women's work and the challenges of cultural difference in the workplace.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Feb 1988–15 May 1988
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Referenced in 3 publications
Bronwyn Clark-Coolee, Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection, 'Time - memory - people', pg.246-265, Sydney, 2007, 258 (illus.).
Robert McFarlane and Christine Godden, CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Sydney, 1988.
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 68
Other works by Sandy Edwards
Della Shillingworth with two of her six children, Dodge City, Brewarrina Sandy Edwards 1989, printed 1991 258.1991
See all 18 works