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Special Author Event - Portraits From Fading Cultures

Champagne and nibbles and come and meet the creators of this amazing photography book in store.

Portraits From Fading Cultures is a 292-page, clothbound book of authentic, opportunistic portraits from around the world.

The images have been collected over many years of travel, to remote and interesting places across many different continents. The book is a record of changing cultures and unseen lifestyles, and of the vivid costumes and headdresses therein.

A range of cameras were used over the time the collection was taken, with upgrades as new technologies appeared. Photographic and camera technology accelerated about 15 years ago with the arrival of digital systems, and there now appears to be no limitations on its future capabilities; and yet the earliest portrait was taken in 1952, of aborigines in Central Australia, with a simple Kodak Box Brownie camera.

Times have changed and continue to do so; this book is a testament to that understanding.

Portraits From Fading Cultures is not an academic product or a scientific book on anthropology. Rather it is a vibrant and colourful experience, to be leafed through, shared and enjoyed by anyone.

Earlier Event: 7 October
Wild Card - Dorothy Hewett
Later Event: 8 October
Musica Viva - Beilman & Tyson