Contemporary Australian Photography 1980 to the present

  • Marsh, Anne (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Once seen as a servant to the high arts, photography is now a major protagonist in the international art world and market. It is undoubtedly the most important art form of our time. Australian photography and photo-based media is at a critical historical juncture as we contemplate the end of a postmodern era and digital technologies open up new possibilities for modes of representation and display. The project aims to chart shifts in practice in relation to theory and technology and to analyse what has been omitted in postmodern photographic criticism whilst highlighting the specificities of Australian practice. Outcomes: monograph and website.
Effective start/end date28/02/0531/12/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$76,460.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$45,540.00
  • Monash University