A NEW EXHIBITION HOSTING WORK BY THE WORLD’S MOST CELEBRATED CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHERS IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA.
These days, everyone thinks they’re a photographer. While it’s easier than ever to take a quick pic, chuck on a filter and wait for the likes to accumulate, it’s also pleasing to know there’s still plenty of professionals out there doing things the old-fashioned way.
Not that this will come as news to the good folks at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria. They’re celebrating the visual medium with NGV Festival of Photography, which is set to feature some of the world’s biggest contemporary names. Spread across several locations, it highlights a number of important new acquisitions of local and international works, from German artist Thomas Demand and Italian Paola Pivi, to controversial Aussie snapper Bill Henson. There’ll also be a separate exhibition of portraits by renowned American William Eggleston as well as pieces from Patrick Pound, Zoë Croggon and Ross Coulter. While Eggleston’s requires tickets, the remaining festival can be enjoyed free of charge.
NGV Festival of Photography opens March 10, with William Eggleston Portraits opening March 17; ngv.vic.gov.au
FROM TOP: A SELECTION OF WORKS SET TO SHOW AT THE NGV,