A new exhibition of black and white images by renowned Australian photographer, Rennie Ellis, opens at the State Library of NSW from 16 November 2013.

Titled  Kings Cross 1970 to 1971: Photographs by Rennie Ellis, the display features 24 original prints from the State Library’s photographic collection, many of which were first featured in Ellis’ groundbreaking debut exhibition at the Yellow House back in 1971. The images in the exhibition were taken over the summer of 1970-71 by Ellis while walking the streets of Kings Cross with fellow photographer Wesley Stacey. They depict the local characters and visitors to that area during a defining time in Australia cultural history.  Some of these images were later published in the book Kings Cross Sydney which, according to Ellis, “examines the surface glitter and underground guts of the Cross”.

Entry to this exhibition  is free and the images will be on display until 2014. Copies of Decade: 1970 ““ 1980 by Rennie Ellis are available from The Library Shop (02) 9273 1611, www.sl.nsw.gov.au/libshop.