Exhibition: Photography – Real and Imagined

Exhibition: Photography – Real and Imagined

Photography: Real and Imagined examines two perspectives on photography; photography grounded in the real world, as a record, a document, a reflection of the world around us; and photography as the product of imagination, storytelling and illusion. On occasion, photography operates in both realms of the real and the imagined. 

Highlighting major photographic works from the National Gallery of Victoria Collection, including recent acquisitions on display for the very first time, Photography: Real and Imagined examines the complex, engaging and sometimes contradictory nature, of all things photographic. The National Gallery of Victoria’s largest survey of the photography collection, the exhibition includes more than 200 works by Australian and international photographers and artists working with photo-media from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. NGV website.

National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Centre. Fed Square, Melbourne from 13 October 2023. 

Photograph above:

Juvisy, France 1938; (1990s) {printed} 
gelatin silver photograph
29.1 x 43.9 cm (image)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2015
© Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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David Tatnall is an Australian fine art photographer & editor of View Camera Australia.

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