SNAPPED! Street photographyin the Illawarra

Anne Zahalka (with Sam St Jon and residents of the Illawarra)

This exhibition presents a historic portrait of local life mapped across the streets and beach scapes of the Illawarra. Recorded originally by early commercial street photographers from 1930’s – 60’s of passers-by, these affordable postcard sized prints captured people in a candid way. Collected through a call-out from residents, these historic street photos have been assembled to provide a tangible trace of the city allowing visitors to reimagine how this city once looked.

Working with local photographer, Sam St John, a contemporary iteration of street photographs will be presented based on these historic images so that viewers can travel back in time to locate themselves on the streets and beaches of the Illawarra today.

11 Dec - 20 Feb

Wollongong Art Gallery

Kembla St & Burelli St, Wollongong NSW 2500