Future exhibitions

 
World Press Photo 2014

World Press Photo 2014

Open:
24 May 2014 – 22 June 2014
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

This annual exhibition features the award-winning photographs from the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for press photography. Showcasing approximately 200 photographs in ten theme categories including: news, nature, portraits, arts and entertainment, sports, and daily life, this is the Library’s most popular guest exhibition.

The World Press Photo of the Year has just been awarded to photographer John Stanmeyer (USA) for his photograph of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. The exhibition is brought to Sydney by Canon Australia.

Image: John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic, 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti, World Press Photo of the Year 2013

Dead tree in front of a dying storm

Sydney Morning Herald Photos 1440

Open:
24 May 2014 – 22 June 2014
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

There are 1440 minutes in a day. In these minutes photographers capture a moment. These moments make up a day.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s photography exhibition Photos 1440 features prints and multimedia of the best published and unpublished work by Sydney Morning Herald photographers from 2013 to the present.

Sponsored and supported by Fairfax Media and Canon Australia.

Image: Nick Moir, Dead tree in front of a dying storm south east of Canberra, November 2013

Geizah train stop, Henry Charles Marshall

Life Interrupted: Personal Diaries from World War I

Open:
5 July 2014 – 21 September 2014
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

They were teachers, farmers, clerks and architects. Some were still at school. They came from cities, regional towns and the bush. From August 1914 Australian men and women kissed their loved ones goodbye and enlisted in a war they knew little about.

With pride, they went to war with just a few months of battle training under their belts. Some would not return home; those who did were changed forever.

For many, the only link back to a life dramatically interrupted by war was a personal diary with tales of adventure, heartache, bravery — and thoughts of home.

From 1918 the State Library of NSW began collecting the WWI stories of soldiers, doctors, nurses, stretcher-bearers and journalists so that future generations would know about their experiences.

Life Interrupted remembers those who served — in their own words.

Image: Geizah train stop, Henry Charles Marshall (1890–1915), Kensington to Cairo and from Cairo to Gallipoli: Album of photographs, 1914–1915, PXA 1861

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