PHOTO READY

A NEW EXHIBITION HOST­ING WORK BY THE WORLD’S MOST CELEBRATED CONTEMPORARY PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS IS COM­ING TO AUS­TRALIA.

GQ (Australia) - - THESOURCE -

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

IN­CLUD­ING PHOTOGRAPHY BY WIL­LIAM EG­GLE­STON AND PAOLA PIVI.

FROM TOP: A SELECTION OF WORKS SET TO SHOW AT THE NGV,

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