Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950
Long before smartphones and selfies, people visited a studio portrait photographer to capture an image of themselves they wanted to share with the world. Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950 explores the phenomenon of studio portrait photography in Brisbane, and shows how the process of capturing and sharing a portrait evolved from the formal studio sittings of the 19th century through to candid and relaxed photographs of the mid-20th century.