There have been a few interesting items recently on photography and things on screens so we cobbled together this list along with a few things that were on the site already. It’s the sort of thing we do at Honest History.
- The winners of the National Photographic Portrait Prize are up at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, before they head to Queensland after 8 June.
- The State Library of NSW has Arthur K Syer’s candid photographs from Sydney in the 1880s.
- Chris Beecroft has some amazing landscapes of Western Australia, which exemplify ‘the land we live in’.
- John Masanauskas has pictures of Melbourne slums.
- James Bennett looks at aspects of World War I on the screen.
- On the same subject, WWI link advises of Memories of War, a film and research project based in Ballarat.
- Then, there are Mike Bowers’ haunting pictures of World War I battlefields, with words by Paul Daley.
- More words on pictures, as Frank Bongiorno riffs off the Gallipoli photographs of Charles Snodgrass Ryan.
- There is a link to details about Helen Ensor’s book, Photography and Australia.
- And, finally, a mention of Alan Davies, An Eye for Photography.
If journalism is the first draft of history, photojournalism surely has a similar status.
12 May 2015