The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts invite you to hear photographer Russell Workman discuss his own family history and his Uncle Jack’s experience of serving during World War I as a Light Horseman in Palestine.

Workman will delve into his family archives to share photos and stories of his Uncle Jack’s war experience. These unique images have been scanned and restored from tiny photographs that were developed in Palestine at the time, and give a fascinating insight into the day-to-day lives of the men who served in the Light Horse Brigade.

Russell Workman has been working as a professional photographer for over 40 years, starting as an official photographer for the former Department of the Navy. For many years, he was a full time photographer at the University of Sydney. He was also the official photographer for the University’s Nicholson Museum and the Department of Archaeology, photographing artefacts and documenting several overseas digs. Russell now concentrates on archaeology and heritage photography projects, as well as teaching and speaking about photography. He has received several grants from from the Royal Australian Historical Society for his ‘Shoptops’ project covering Homebush West to Balmain East, and now Marrickville.

When: Tuesday 17 April 2018, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Mitchell Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free
Contact: 02 9262 7300

Images courtesy SMSA.

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