CAMERA CHIC: ASIAN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY – TAASA Review March 2018

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Gael Newton M y last curatorial adventure as Senior Curator, Photography at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) from 2005-14 was to research and source a collection surveying the first century of photographic art in the Asia-Pacific region from the 1840s-1940s.

I am grateful to TAASA members for their interest in the research and TAASA Review editors for commissioning articles on the project including the major exhibitions Picture Paradise: Asia-Pacific Photography 1840s-1940s in 2008 and Garden of the East: Photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s in 2014. ...