Patrick Pound explores the notion of the past and its relation to the present through the intervention of photographic archives. Presenting two exhibitions across a trail of enlarged found photographs pasted along the footpaths of Ballarat, The Photographer’s Shadow and The Followers invite the viewer to take a walk in the photographer’s shoes through their faded memories.

The Photographer’s Shadow includes old photographs which feature the shadow of the photographer. They urge us to reflect upon those typically left outside the frame as the silhouette of the unseen and unheralded photographer emerges. The Followersportrays found photographs which depict the subject seen from behind. Whilst following the trail, we notice a shadowing between the unknown people in the photographs and the anonymous people we encounter along our way.

These footpath exhibitions are a melancholy form of street photography. Patrick Pound creates a memorial to all of the anonymous photographers and their forgotten subjects.


For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

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Patrick Pound [AUS]~The Photographer’s Shadow~The Followers
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  • Patrick Pound
    August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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