ON THE STREET

See pho­tos from eras gone by in this new ex­hi­bi­tion.

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THE MU­SEUM OF SYD­NEY presents “Street Pho­tog­ra­phy”, a new ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing the hey­day of this once pop­u­lar genre of pho­tog­ra­phy. Street pho­tog­ra­phers were a fa­mil­iar part of cen­tral Syd­ney dur­ing the 1930s–late 1950s, cre­at­ing a vast ar­chive of black-and-white can­did im­ages. Fol­low­ing a hugely suc­cess­ful pub­lic call-out, 250 per­sonal im­ages have been digi­tised and en­larged, giv­ing a glimpse into the ev­ery­day life of Syd­ney and its peo­ple dur­ing the De­pres­sion, WWII and post­war years. Along­side these pho­tos, pho­to­me­dia artist Anne Za­halka, has restaged nine of the orig­i­nal im­ages, with descen­dants and those still liv­ing in sim­i­lar lo­ca­tions where their par­ents, grand­par­ents or they once stood. From 8 De­cem­ber, Mu­seum of Syd­ney, cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Syd­ney. Free with mu­seum en­try: Adult: $15, Con­ces­sion: $8, Fam­ily: $30, Mem­bers and chil­dren un­der 5: free. 9251 5988. slm.com.au

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