Taking pictures some time later - Concettina Inserra & Lyndal Walker

Taking pictures some time later is a dialogue that takes up Carol Jerrems' suggestion that photography might be "a way of bringing people together, by showing them photographs of each other as a sort of communication".

Art Exhibition previously on at MGA - Monash Gallery of Art in Australia.
From Friday 16 July 2010 to Sunday 05 September 2010
Launch Saturday 24 July 2010, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

John Street 2000-9 image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Tuesday 01 June 2010.
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In 2000 Concettina Inserra and Lyndal Walker produced a photograph titled “Pole Street” as a tribute to Jerrems’ “Vale Street” (1975). Jerrems’ iconic image shows a topless woman staring boldly into the camera, personifying the optimism of 1970s counterculture and feminist politics. Reflecting on this image 25 years later, Inserra and Walker felt that those dreams of liberation had not been fulfilled. As a response, their photograph features Walker with arms crossed over her chest in a more defiant and impatient stance.

For Taking pictures some time later, Inserra and Walker have extended their dialogue to include friends, colleagues and fans of Jerrems, along with a younger generation of artist who remain committed to a feminist politic.