Journal article

Australian Photography and Transnationalism

Elizabeth Anne Maxwell

Journal For the Study of Ausltalian Literature JASAL | Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL | Published : 2020


Until very recently, histories of Australian photography have remained primarily (and some would say stubbornly) nation-based, but this trend has begun to change under the impact of studies aimed at exploring the wider cultural influences impacting on the literature and artworks produced in the late colonial period. In this paper, I explore some of the more obvious transnational features of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Australian photography using examples drawn from the two most popular genres of the day – portrait and landscape photography. Although I draw on only a few examples, it is enough to show that Australian photographers of the nineteenth century and early twentiet..

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