Paul Blackmore’s photographs, taken throughout the 1990s, document exterior life in a diverse range of Sydney suburbs. Much of suburban life is defined by the experience of having neighbours – living in close proximity with others, together yet apart. Blackmore’s photographs explore contrasting expressions of neighbourliness – driveway cricket matches in a Balmain gated community, the friendly openness of working on your car in the front yard, a community bonding over the protest against a proposed local airport. The photographs selected from the Library’s collections of Blackmore’s work show people relating to the world around them, starting with those next door.
When: Saturday 3 September to Sunday 27 November 2016, 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Presented by the State Library of New South Wales.
Image: Children with Chinese New Year dragon masks and their father, Auburn, 1998. Photograph by Paul Blackmore, courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales.
This event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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