Australia is host to some outstanding photographic exhibitions over the winter months.
Henry Talbot is an iconic name in Australian photography, so to have 80 of his never-before-seen images from the Swinging Sixties assembled in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria is a rare treat.


Henry Talbot born Hindenburg, Germany 6 December 1920, arrived Australia 1940, died Sydney, New South Wales 25 January 1999
No title (Fashion illustration for Stella Ricks, unknown model wearing coat and hat) 1960s
gelatin silver photograph
24.4 x 19.9cm
Henry Talbot Fashion Photography Archive (119639)
© Lynette Anne Talbot

Henry Talbot was one of a group of eminent photographers – along with other iconic names such as Wolfgang Seivers and renowned fashion photographer Helmut Newton ““ who fled Germany for Australia after World War Two.

Talbot’s career in Melbourne began in the late 1950s when he went into business with Helmut Newton. Their Flinders Lane, Melbourne studio had major clients including Sportscraft and the Australian Wool Board, and his work was regularly published in Australian Vogue.

His work in the 60s and 70s had a fresh modern look linking contemporary fashion and popular culture. The exhibition is open during the NGV’s landmark 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition and together, these two exhibitions will offer a fresh new look at Australian fashion in the 1960s. Talks and workshops with contemporary fashion photographers, curators, academics and leading fashion practitioners complement the program.

Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer
Until August 21st 2016
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne