A new exhibition titled Focus: Australian government photographers will open at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra on 17 November 2023 and run until 10 June 2024.

On show will be images recorded by Australia’s government photographers between 1939 and 1996, when dozens of photographers were employed by government agencies to capture Australian life. This fascinating exhibition delves deep into the lives and work of these talented individuals who helped to preserve our rich visual heritage, including Harry Frauca, Max Dupain, Mervyn Bishop and many more. Visitors can explore a diverse selection of work that includes intimate nature photography, striking architectural shots and images that capture everyday memories from Australia’s past. They can also step into a virtual darkroom and experience the magic of photography by watching pictures develop before their eyes.

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program. The exhibition will be open between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Click here for more information.