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Russell Workman - From Head Clamps to Selfie Sticks

Event Information

  • 13 Apr 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: FREE - Bookings essential.

Join Russell Workman for From Head Clamps to Selfie Sticks, as he provides a fascinating insight into the history of portrait and people photography

Tracing from 1856 when the tin type made photography more accessible to the masses, through to 2016’s ubiquitous selfie, posted to all corners of the internet via social media, Russell even covers the newest trend of taking selfies using drones — ‘dronies’.

This engaging timeline of rarely-seen people photos explores themes such as celebrity photography, early 20th century photographs taken in real colour, Australian family photos, fashion photography and photo-journalism from the 20s to the 80s, glamour photos from the 1900s to today…and more.

Russell’s unique collection includes photos of a young Queen Victoria, Franz List, Charles Darwin, Geronimo, Ellen Terry, Matisse and more.

He will also give advice on how to best conserve your own photographs.

FREE – Bookings are Essential.