Former MAPgroup member and arguably Australia’s most celebrated photojournalist, Bruce Postle currently has an exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art at Wheelers Hill, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. It closes on June 30.
From the Monash Gallery of Art website……
Bruce Postle, one of Australia’s most celebrated photojournalists has taken thousands of images in over half a century of photojournalism. In 32 years working with The Age, Postle captured some of the most iconic images of our times.
This special exhibition presents over 50 photographs from the master story-teller. Every photograph in the exhibition tells a vivid story, and Bruce has captioned the images to disclose the humorous, profound and moving moments behind these remarkable photographs.
Gallery Director, Shaune Lakin states: “Bruce Postle is truly one of Australia’s great photojournalists. Before the days of citizen journalism and social media, we relied on people like Bruce to put a picture to the events of the day. Across five decades, Bruce’s photographs helped Victorians see the events of the world as they unfolded.”
This is an exhibition not to be missed if you have even a passing interest in photojournalism, documentary photography or recent Australian history.
More information at the Monash Art Gallery website: http://www.mga.org.au/exhibition/view/exhibition/118
For more Bruce Postle images visit his website: www.brucepostle.com
For those with more than a passing interest in press photography, Monash Gallery of Art will host an event titled Press Photography: then & now. With Bruce Postle and Melanie Faith Dove 2pm at MGA Saturday May 25 2013. This is a free event.
Melanie, a current MAPgroup member, will speak with Bruce about the changes to newspaper photography over the last 40 years in this presentation.
More information: http://www.mga.org.au/event/view/event/273