Future exhibitions

Barat Ali Batoor, The first day at sea, Photo of the Year winner 2013

Nikon–Walkley Press Photography

17 October 2014 – 14 December 2014
Macquarie Street foyer

The annual Nikon–Walkley Photographic Awards, the pinnacle of achievement for Australian press photographers, are judged by a panel of senior photographers and picture editors who represent the industry.

The 2014 exhibition encompasses a range of stories – from politicians to everyday folk, from our backyards to the furthest corners of the globe. Such is the power of photojournalism: in a frozen moment, the smallest story can be as compelling as the largest.

Image: Barat Ali Batoor, The first day at sea, Photo of the Year winner 2013

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Envision 54, 473 King Street, 10 November 2009, copyright Nic Bezzina, a8817022

Shopkeepers of Newtown: Photographs by Nic Bezzina

1 November 2014 – 10 May 2015
Exhibition Galleries

From 2009-2013 photographer Nic Bezzina documented the independent shopkeepers of Newtown, a suburb well known for its diversity and alternative culture. The body of work is a photographic documentary of some of the most iconic characters of Newtown and represents a snapshot of a vital commercial community at a pivotal time in history.

Image: Ann Kuljack, Envision 54, 473 King Street, 2009, copyright Nic Bezzina, a8817 Online No. 22

Photograph by Louis Thuillier

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt

1 November 2014 – 18 January 2015
Exhibition Galleries

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt tells the story of how one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of this passing traffic to establish a business taking portrait photographs.

Captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home, the photographs made by the Thuillier family enabled Australian soldiers to maintain a fragile link with loved ones in Australia. The Thuillier collection covers many of the significant aspects of Australian involvement on the Western Front, from military life to the friendships and bonds formed between the soldiers and civilians. The exhibition showcases a selection of the photographs as handmade traditional darkroom prints and draws on the Memorial's own collections to tell the story of these men in their own voices.

Caption: Photograph by Louis Thuillier
Courtesy Kerry Stokes Collection, the Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection
AWM P10550.049

SGH, Channel 7, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Australian War Memorial, NSW Government

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