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Russell Workman provides a fascinating insight into the history of portrait and people photography, from 1856 when the tin type made photography accessible to the masses, to 2016’s ubiquitous selfie, posted to all corners of the internet via social media. Russell even covers the newest selfie trend of using drones.

This engaging timeline of rarely-seen people photos explores themes such as celebrity photography, early 20th century photographs taken in colour, Australian family photos, fashion photography, photo-journalism from the 20s to the 80s, and glamour photos from the 1900s to today. Included in Russell’s unique collection are photos of a young Queen Victoria, Franz List, Charles Darwin, Geronimo, Ellen Terry, Matisse and more. He will also give advice on how to best conserve your own photographs.

When: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Wednesday 13 April 2016
Where: Tom Keneally Centre, Level 3, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts,
280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free – Bookings essential on 02 9262 7300 or
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Image courtesy Sydney Mechanics School of Arts.