SNAPPED! Street Photography in the Illawarra

Friday 21 January 2022 to Sunday 20 February 2022 (DAILY event)

Overview

Anne Zahalka (with Sam St Jon and residents of the Illawarra) This exhibition presents a historic portrait of local life mapped across the streets and beach capes of the Illawarra. Recorded…

Anne Zahalka (with Sam St Jon and residents of the Illawarra)
This exhibition presents a historic portrait of local life mapped across the streets and beach capes of the Illawarra. Recorded originally by early commercial street photographers from 1930s–60s of passers-by, these affordable postcard-sized prints captured people in a candid way. Collected through a call-out from residents, these historic street photos have been assembled to provide a tangible trace of the city allowing visitors to reimagine how this city once looked.

Working with local photographer, Sam St Jon, a contemporary iteration of street photographs will be presented based on these historic images so that viewers can travel back in time to locate themselves on the streets and beaches of the Illawarra today.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 am-5 pm. Weekends 12-4 pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.

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