A free exhibition of photographs taken by, iconic photographer, Rennie Elli, in and around Melbourne opens today at the Victoria Gallery in the State Library of Victoria.

One of the images from the exhibition. © Rennie Ellis.

Part of the Photo 2024 International Festival of Photography, Melbourne Out Loud is a collection of iconic, unseen and everyday photographs from one of our greatest chroniclers. If there was ever a photographer to take Melbourne’s portrait, it was Rennie Ellis. He had an uncanny ability to slip into all kinds of social circles and his photographs are the ultimate story of life on the town.​ He roamed through the city with his camera recording iconic places like St Kilda Beach, the MCG, Swanston Street, Sidney Myer Music Bowl. He met superstars: Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones. He stood with crowds on the biggest days of the year: Melbourne Cup, the AFL Grand Final, the Boxing Day Test. He befriended people from all walks of life: athletes and celebrities, punks and protesters, beach goers and party lovers. And he captured it all on camera.

The exhibition will run until 28 January, 2025 and the gallery is open between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Click here for more information.