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Title

Kathy is from Yugoslavia. Sook is from Korea. Working and not working.

1978

Artist

Sandy Edwards

New Zealand, Australia

1948 -

  • Details

    Date
    1978
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    12 gelatin silver photographs
    Dimensions
    12 photographs: each 9.8 x 14.4 cm image; 10.3 x 15.0 cm sheet; 69.0 x 102.2 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    CSR Photography Project Collection - Bicentennial Gift of CSR Limited 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    92.1987
    Copyright
    © Sandy Edwards

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    Sandy Edwards

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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