A series of images of Melbourne between 1968 – 1971. During this time of social change, Angus portrayed the life of the city. His work is a journey of transformation from the naive familiarity of the 1950s to worldly cosmopolitanism through the flux of immigrant influence, work, leisure, war protests, sport, art, fashion, technology and travel.
Angus O’Callaghan, born 1922, commenced photography accidentally in war-time Syria. Years later, roaming Melbourne’s streets between 1968 and 1971 with two medium-format Yashicaflex twin-lens cameras, his keen eye and self-taught composition mastery, he unknowingly chronicled the city of an era, and its humanity. His iconic work is now widely celebrated.
Angus O’Callaghan~Angus O’Callaghan’s Melbourne: a city in flux, 1968-1971
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm