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Sean Fennessy on Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall expects his photographs to be viewed large. Enormous, in fact, and preferably mounted as transparencies in light boxes to enhance their colour and detail. It’s therefore difficult to faithfully reproduce Wall’s highly meticulous tableaux on paper. As a souvenir …  More

Jeff Wall Photographs – Exhibition Design

Visitors to the NGV often plan to see a specific exhibition they are interested in. They may have heard about it through friends, the media or seen signage around the gallery. As an exhibition designer, cohesive communication is a primary …  More

Rethinking an unknown carte-de-visite

While searching through the NGV’s collection of Australian cartes-de-visite recently we came across this image.  The intricate hairstyles, ornate fashion and curiously casual poses of the unidentified people caught our attention. Their intense gaze seemed to provoke further investigation.  Since …  More

On Light in Digital Imaging

Asking a photographer how they approach light in their work is like asking a musician how they approach sound. It is hard to know where to start. Ansel Adams did a good job of splitting photography in half, by suggesting …  More