During 2020 THE WORLD OF THE BOOK exhibition at the State Library of Victoria presented a brief history of photobooks including some striking Australian examples.
Principal librarian Des Cowley presented an online accessible video discussing the history of the photobook and some of the Australian books.
Due to the Pandemic the SLV was unfortunately closed for much of the year.
The SLV Australian Photobooks video presented by Des Cowley –
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Books included in the exhibition were:
- Ying Ang Gold Coast
- Lucy Dellar Hands Doing Things
- Yask Desai Craigieburn it’s not the same
- Maylei Hunt Let’s eat cake
- Carol Jerrems A book about Australian women
- Marcia Langton After the Tent Embassy
- Peter Lyssiotis Journey of a wise electron
- David Mist Made in Australia
- Louis Porter Bad Driving
- Clare Rae Never Standing on Two Feet
- Wesley Stacey & Rennie Ellis Kings Cross Sydney: A personal look at the Cross
- Mark Strizic & Robin Boyd Living in Australia
- Lloyd Stubber Scram
- Garry Trinh Just Heaps Surprised to Be Alive
- Sarah Walker Second Sight
- William Yang Sadness
For those interested in extra information about the books selected the complete exhibition label is available by “Clicking” the following link:
Photobook-Labels -‘World of the Book’ exhibition-SLV