Before the days of Instagram and personal cameras, street photographers were a familiar part of city streets from the 1930s to the late 1950s, creating a vast archive of black-and-white, postcard-sized candid images.
During the mid-20th century, enterprising street photographers were a familiar sight on Sydney’s streets, capturing candid moments in the lives of countless people. The selected images provide glimpses into everyday life during the Depression, Second World War and post war years.
Developed in collaboration with nationally acclaimed photomedia artist Anne Zahalka, this exhibition explores the heyday of this once popular but now forgotten genre.
A travelling exhibition from Museums of History NSW.
Opening Event: Friday 3 February 2023, 6pm.