Past Exhibitions

John Street: slow photography

21 October 2011 to 11 December 2011


John Street uses an ultra large format camera to compose unique, one-off photographs. He describes his process as ‘painting with light’.

To produce each of these images a sheet of 20" x 24" (approx. 51 x 61 cms) photographic paper is fitted to the back of Street’s custom-made camera and exposed for up to 45 minutes. In most instances, the subject matter consists of foliage, feathers and fabric, which have been creatively arranged on a sheet of glass in front of the camera. During the extended exposures, various light sources are used to illuminate the subject from different angles and to modulate the spectrum of colour being captured by the camera.

Click the boxes under the image to see more of John and hear more about his work.

Current Exhibitions

  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Arts action: exploring the personal and political
  • Atrium Gallery – information

Travelling Exhibitions

  • John Gollings: the history of the built world
  • The light fades but the gods remain | Bill Henson
  • Robyn Stacey: as still as life

Bowness Prize

  • 2019 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2018 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2017 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
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