Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Culture Day Part 2

I left the Art Gallery and headed to the State Library to see the Jeff Carter Photography exhibition: Beach, Bush & Battlers.

The Jeff Carter photographs in Beach, Bush + Battlers have been selected from his remarkable, historically significant archive of over 50,000 works celebrating the lives of everyday Australians in rural, outback, urban and coastal communities dating from the late 1940s through to today.
- from the SL website 

It was brilliant, there were so many beautiful and iconic images to devour.

From what I could learn Jeff and his wife Mare (Mary) spent their lives in a somewhat nomadic way travelling the country documenting the various lifestyles they came across, from beachniks to sheep farmers to tinkers, as they wrote articles and books.

You can see more here

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
-Dorothea Lange

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