From Germany to Australia: photographic art of the 1950s and 60s
The author Robert Deane refers to the years from 1938 till after WW2 as a period of foreign influences in Australian photography. As a young man, Deane didn’t know of non-British or non-Australian photographers in Australia, and was rather delighted to find an entire generation of beautifully trained artists on our shores. Sadly the efforts of Australian security and suspicion of enemy aliens had largely denied one immigrant photographer, Margaret Michaelis, the opportunity to work to her…
Negative - Footscray, Victoria, 1902
A woman, wearing an apron, a small child and a dog at the gate of a small house. There are vines growing on the verandah. There is a deep gutter lined withn two rows of bluestone blocks.