Paper Tigers

12 November – 4 December

A celebration of the extraordinary work of Australia’s best photojournalists, Paper Tigers features 60 images by 60 photojournalists from the last 50 years.

From the late Tim Page’s haunting image of the Vietnam War to Mervyn Bishop’s iconic photograph of Gough Whitlam and Vincent Lingiari, each image in this exhibition is an arresting representation of historical events, both great and small, seen through an Australian eye. Together they speak to the dedication of these photojournalists to capture the world as it is and how it could be.

Not only does photojournalism keep us informed, but crucially it creates visual accounts of history, cultural stories and national memories. Who we are is shaped by images like these.

A Head On Foundation project.  Presented as part of the 2022 Head On Photo Festival.

Contributing photographers:  Alex Coppel, Andrew Chapman, Angela Wylie, Ashley Crowther, Barbara McGrady, Ben Bohane, Brendan Beirne, Brian Cassey, Chris Hopkins, Craig Golding, Craig Greenhill, Darrian Traynor, Dave Tacon, David Dare Parker, David Gray, Dean Lewins, Dean Sewell, Delly Carr, Eddie Safarik, Edwina Pickles, Gerrit Fokkema, Glenn Campbell, Glenn Lockitch, Grant Wells, Helga Salwe, Ilana Rose, Jaime Murcia, Jake Nowakowski, Janie Barrett, Jessica Hromas, John Donegan, John French, Justin McManus, Louise Kennerley, Luis Ascui, Mark Crusty Baker, Martine Perret, Max Mason Hubers, Meredith O’Shea, Mervyn Bishop, Michael Amendolia, Michael Coyne, Moshe Rosenzveig, Nic Walker, Nick Moir, Nicola Bailey, Noel Butcher, Paul Blackmore, Penny Stephens, Peter Solness, Richard Wainwright, Rick Stevens, Rob Maccoll, Robert McFarlane, Simon O’Dwyer, Stephen Dupont, Sylvia Liber, Tim Page, Tobias Titz, Tracey Nearmy

Robert McFarlane, ACTU leader Bob Hawke, 1974
Jaime Murcia, Semana Santa, Cartagena, Spain

Exhibition opening: Saturday 12 November, 2 – 4pm

To be officially opened by Matthew Carney, executive producer of Four Corners, ABC TV

Exhibition dates: 12 November – 4 December, 2022
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm. Free admission.

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