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Garry Winogrand / Staten Island Ferry, New York (detail) 1971, printed 1974 / Purchased 1991 with funds from James Hardie Industries Limited through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
Map of Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850-1975 (QAG)

Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850-1975 (QAG)
South Brisbane, Brisbane Area

08 June - 07 October

07 3840 7303


Images from photography's early years have a peculiar temporality. They evoke a seemingly remote past through old-fashioned clothing and poses, as well as often unfamiliar customs and geographies. But they also deliver the past to us in a very immediate and familiar way. Through photography, the past is always with us - it is 'ever present'.

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This exhibition, drawn from the Gallery's historical collections, presents works by unknown nineteenth-century photographers alongside iconic images by some of the masters of the twentieth century, such as Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Diane Arbus. The images in 'Ever Present' suggest the multiple stories comprising the history of photography in the pre-digital era.

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Free Entry

Event Dates

08 June - 07 October

Frequency: Once Only


Queensland Art Gallery

Stanley Place
South Brisbane
Queensland Australia 4101

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