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Image Makers Seminar Series 2016: 12 Sally Young and Fay Anderson 'One hund...
Fri. 25 November 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
Photography Studies College Melbourne is delighted to present Sally Young (Political Scientist) and Fay Anderson (Historian), the authors of ‘Shooting the picture’.
Shooting The Picture is the story of Australian press photography from 1888 to today; the power of the medium, seismic changes in the newspaper industry, and photographers who were often more colourful than their subjects. This groundbreaking book explores our political leaders and campaigns, crime, war and censorship, international events, disasters and trauma, sport, celebrity, gender, race and migration. It maps the technological evolution in the industry from the dark room to digital, from picturegram machines to iPhones, and from the death knock to the ascendancy of social media. It raises the question whether these changes will spell the end of traditional press photography as we know it.
Copies of the Shooting The Picture will be on sale at the event normally $45, but with a special 20% discount for the Image Makers audience. Books can be signed at the event by the authors, and would make excellent reading for the summer holidays ahead.