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Exhibition: Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950 / 24 March-30 July 2017

Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950 explores the phenomenon of portrait photography in Brisbane, and shows how the process of capturing and sharing a portrait evolved from the formal studio sittings of the 19th century through to more candid and relaxed photographs of the 20th century.

Featuring hundreds of Brisbane residents captured in over 330 photographs from local studios and amateur photographers between 1850 -1950, this exhibition draws from the extensive private collection of Marcel Safier – one of Australia’s most significant collectors of portrait photography. Discover the variety, trends and historical progression of photographic types through this period, from the early forms of daguerreotypes through to cartes de visite, cabinet photos, tintypes, postcards and snap shots.

A number of floor talks will take place across the duration of the exhibition.

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
24 March-30 July 2017
10:00 to 17:00
Free entry

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