Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Exhibition: American Dreams: 20th Century Photography from George Eastman House

We drove up to Bendigo in Western Victoria yesterday to have a look at a new exhibition of 20th Century Photography.  George Eastman House is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the world's oldest film archives.  I think the exhibition invites a narrative on the social changes in America in the last century, from immigrants arriving at Ellis Island to labourers working on skyscrapers to everyday life in the streets of New York in the 50's and 60's. 

Some of America's iconic images spanning early 1900's to 1980's are represented, from diverse photographers such as Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange and Robert Mapplethorpe.

I'd love to hang some of the pics on my walls at home!  If you have chance to get away and drive out there its well worth the trip. 

Lewis Hine, Powerhouse Mechanic, collection of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

Lewis Wicks Hine
Powerhouse mechanic 1920
gelatin silver print
Collection of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film

A stroll through the town centre and picnic lunch followed.  What a gorgeous day!

Bendigo Art Gallery Facade

Light and Shade

Very Florentine

When I see colour like this I think of fabric & jewels...

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