Exhibition: Documentary photography at the MCA
Documentary photography at its best is to be enjoyed this summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
If you enjoy documentary photography – then you need to travel from where-ever you are in the world to see this absolutely stunning exhibition.
A word of warning – this is one big exhibition. There are loads of photographs spread across the whole of the 3rd Floor of the MCA.
You will need to allocate a lot of time to see it all ( we were there for two hours) – and then to come back another day to take it in again.
Note – they explain that it is a one-entry ticket – so you have to pace yourself. The benches are not that comfortable -being too low for anyone other than the fit and young (definitely not age/disabled-friendly).
There should also be a few rest areas given the size of the exhibition – with comfortable seating.
It is also recommended that you watch the video just inside the exhibition to the left. It introduces you to the photographer and his work style – and his thoughts on his work – and this is a big thing to understand more about the photographs and their context that you are about to experience.
Sadly David Goldblatt died in June 2018 – so he did not get to see this exhibition. Here’s an obituary in The Guardian – click here.
And another from the British Journal of Photography – click here.
Here’s the MCA’s website on the exhibition – click here.
Here’s selection of my photos to give you an idea of the exhibition. Again – it is a huge exhibition with a lot to take in.
David Goldblatt Photographs
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney until 3 March 2019
and, as usual there were people that could not resist taking selfies or photographs of each other in front of works..
and so here’s my seflie:
This MCA exhibition – David Goldblatt – is definitely a must see exhibition.
details – the MCA’s website on the exhibition – click here.