Timelines: Photography and Time

Photography has a unique role to play in our sometimes poignant sense of time passing. The camera’s ability to depict ‘a moment in time’ - to stop the clock for a brief moment – gives photographs a unique capacity to direct our consideration towards the mechanics and poetics of this pervasive and mysterious cosmic force.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 07 May 2010 to Sunday 03 October 2010

a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #10 2009 image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Wednesday 19 August 2009.
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In this exhibition one aspect of time is considered from a photographic perspective: namely, human life. Works have been selected from the NGV Collection both by international and Australian photographers that show an interest in some aspect of lifecycles.

Arranged, in part, in a ‘timeline’, these works provoke our understanding of the mediums capacity to suggest the concept of time in ways that may be surprising, moving or even confronting.