Private Anthony Meixner, Dili 2006 P05381.022
Focus: photography and war 1945 – 2006 provided an overview of the historical and aesthetic richness of the Memorial’s extensive photography collection, through the images and experience of the 15 photographers working during the period 1945 – 2006.
This exhibition concentrated on the work of the very best still photographers, whose work goes beyond the mere recording of evidence and demonstrates a unique capacity to encapsulate both the subtlety and the complexity of an event in a single image.
The technological and industrial expansion of photography, film and mass media, dating from 1945, has had a major impact on the public’s appreciation or war and its consequences, due to the quality and proliferation of imagery from official photographers – Military History Unit, Defence Department and the Memorial – freelance photographers, photojournalists and the private images of soldier photographers.
The exhibition was on tour from 18 August 2007 until 1 February 2009.
About the exhibition