Light, Place and Presence in the History of Australian Photography

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Light has long served as a key symbol of national identity and place in Australia. Its centrality to photographic practice and meaning also ensures that light offers a particularly compelling point of entry into Australian photographic history. This research focuses on the special significance of light as a symbol of place and presence in Australian photographic practice, history and theory from 1900 to the present. The publication of a book, a series of articles and an exhibition will present a brand new account of Australian photography, and will transform Australia s photographic record into a dynamic and ongoing narrative of reinvention and renewal.
Effective start/end date4/01/1031/12/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$192,112.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$131,888.00