Sydney, Australia: The Sydney Museum last month launched a special exhibition entitled Street Photography. Initiated by a public call-out which saw over 1500 images being submitted for possible inclusion the exhibit showcases life in the streets of Sydney during the Depression, the Second World War and the years following.
Back in the 1930s it was reported that 10,000 people were buying photos from street photographers every week. “Armed with small portable cameras and positioned in key places around the city, the photographers caught pedestrians unaware - mid-stride, talking or deep in thought as they went about their day, and the public loved it,” said Anna Cossu, Curator, City Museums Portfolio, SLM.
Presented alongside this extraordinary and largely unseen pictorial record of Sydney is a series of works by the nationally acclaimed, photomedia artist Anne Zahalka, who has restaged nine of the original images, with descendants and those still living in similar locations where their parents, grandparents or they once stood. The exhibition also includes new images taken at live photographic locations in key places around the city similar to the street photography of the past.
The Sydney Museum is calling for people who recognise themselves or others in the photos to get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: December 2018 - 21 July 2019
WHERE: Museum of Sydney
COST: Free with museum entry: Adult: $15, Concession: $8, Family: $30, members and children under 5: FREE