13 December 2008 to 1 February 2009

David Dare Parker (b1958)  Australian peacekeeper assisting bombeiros (firefighters),  Dili 2006 AWM P05381.022

David Dare Parker (b1958) Australian peacekeeper assisting bombeiros (firefighters), Dili 2006 AWM P05381.022

An extensive exhibition of photographic works by 15 acclaimed photographers covering a range of activities and areas where Australian Forces have been in operation since 1945 to 2006.

The exhibition offers an overview of the historical and aesthetic richness of the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection of photographs. The selected works in the exhibition go beyond the mere recording of evidence and demonstrates a unique capacity to encapsulate both subtlety and the complexity of an event in a single image.

During the exhibition the gallery shop will be selling the book Contact – Photographs from the Australian War Memorial Collection. This is the first authoritative survey of the Memorial’s collection and of the history of Australian war photography. Features include 200 beautifully reproduced photographs, including some previously hidden treasures.

The Australian War Memorial’s Travelling Exhibition program is funded by the Australian Government’s Commemorations program.

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