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Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850–1975

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Staten Island Ferry, New York 1971, printed 1974 Gelatin Silver Photograph on Paper © Courtesy of The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850–1975

Stanley Place
South Bank
4101 Queensland
Australia
June 8th, 2013 - October 7th, 2013

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DESCRIPTION

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’.

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.