Dark Reflections

Behind every great photography show is the most merciless of picture editors. Such is the abundance of arresting images these days that the trick is knowing when to stop. And strikingly absent from the latest survey of contemporary Australian photography, at the National Gallery of Victoria until February 18, are the loudest, most conspicuous names: Tracey Moffatt, Bill Henson and Rosemary Laing. The image fatigue some critics have complained about in recent times has been as much to do with the overexposure of some of these aptly acclaimed artists' work as with the explosive growth of the medium. So to enter...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!