Australian photography: changing the lens

As some of Australia’s long-standing photographic institutions bid farewell, others are thriving. This might signal a revolution.

Recently, Australia has seen some of its vital photographic infrastructure crumble: the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) announced its hibernation in December 2020 and the iconic Michaels camera store in Melbourne closed after a century in the business. The Australian Institute for Professional Photographers (AIPP) has bade farewell after 75 years supporting the industry.

We might be seeing the end of an era, according to Melbourne-based photographer Brent Lukey.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She recently acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: lleizy_

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