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Even though all would be aware of it by now, kisim piksa better tell everyone to get along to the Australian Centre for Photography (Paddington, Sydney) to see ‘WAR’ by the photographic collective Degree South.

While I won’t get the chance to see it installed, I have vicariously checked it out via Ross Bray’s ABC coverage that screened on Austalia Network the other night. Looks like the ACP have put this work on the wall with maximum effect, so no doubt it would be a solid punch in the guts to see this show. As far as I know it will tour.

I would assume that a decent amount of Ben Bohane’s work from Bougainville and the Solomons is in the show.

While there are many discussions, arguments, essays, books and theories surrounding the idea of the ‘document’, the photographer/journalist/observer in places of conflict and their particiation in the events recorded, and any perceived  outcomes or influence of the work… well, today I will simply point to a group of photographers who have committed to their undertaking and produced stunning pictures.

One Response to Degreesouth WAR

  • Sean says:

    An extremely strong show. One particularly moving image is a large print by an anonymous photographer which shows Australian troops marching in Egypt in the First World War. It is in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.

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