PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s

Art Exhibition previously on at Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria, Australia. Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 22 September 2014. Saturday 18 October 2014 to Sunday 07 December 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s
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PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s will feature vintage prints of important photographs, many of which have not been seen for decades.

During this period of the late twentieth century, photography helped feminism and feminism helped photography. On the one hand, feminists used the highly informative and accessible medium of photography to raise awareness of critical social issues. On the other hand, photographic artists embraced feminist themes as a way of making their practice less esoteric and more engaged with contemporary life. This productive exchange between feminism and photography fostered a range of technical innovations and critical frameworks that radically transformed the direction of visual culture in Australia.

Artists in the exhibition include: Micky ALLAN, Pat BRASSINGTON, Virginia COVENTRY, Sandy EDWARDS, Anne FERRAN, Sue FORD, Christine GODDEN, Helen GRACE, Janina GREEN, Fiona HALL, Ponch HAWKES, Carol JERREMS, Merryle JOHNSON, Ruth MADDISON, Julie RRAP, Robyn STACEY

http://www.mga.org.au/exhibition/view/exhibition/162