How botany helped give birth to photography

From The Art Newspaper:

A survey of early photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century, 17 June-17 September) will focus on “the noisy century” of the medium, says the show’s curator, Mattie Boom. Around 300 pictures from the museum’s collection of more than 150,000 photographs will be included. 

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Joanna Sassoon

Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia

For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?

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Frank Hurley & Australian Native Plants

INFORMATION CALL-OUT: FRANK HURLEY

Searching for Frank Hurley along our northern beaches

Did you know that Frank Hurley was a very keen gardener and photographer of wild flowers?

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Getty Photography

 J Paul Getty, Masterpieces, Photography

Here’s a 1999 publication that is really worth looking through – I borrowed a copy from the library. It is a gem. The production of the photographs in the catalogue are sumptuous – so do not settled for any online version here or elsewhere. You have to see the book – or even better see the originals. But that’s my point – see my comments after this sample.

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Eduardo Masferre

Exhibition: Eduardo Masferre at the NGA

There’s a wonderful set of photographs by Eduardo Masferre presently on exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

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Group M – Philip Bentley

A history of Group M photographers by Philip Bentley

Back in 1996, Philip Bentley, Melbourne historian, wrote a thesis on the history of the Melbourne photographers, Group M.

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Wesley Stacey at MGA

Exhibition: Wesley Stacey – The Wild Thing

Congratulations to the Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) for this wonderful exhibition of the Australian photographer, Wesley Stacey.

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