Art Sydney Gallery of New South Wales Until 8 October, 2017 A slide-show and floor talk with Mervyn Bishop and curators will take place on 5 July with many of the photographer’s subjects or their family joining the event. Bishop’s career has combined an artistic and journalistic point of view since the 1960s providing vital Aboriginal social commentary. With roles in newspaper photo-journalism and for the Australian Government, he captured the now iconic image of Vincent Lingiari of the Gurindji people meeting with Gough Whitlam in 1975, as well as historic moments in the early years of an important era in Indigenous self-determination.
Cousins, Ralph and Jim, Brewarrina, 1966, gelatin silver photograph, 30 x 40cm Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 2008. © Mervyn Bishop Photograph: Johan Palsson, AGNSW Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney