ANNE ZAHALKA is exhibiting contemporary street photography alongside photographs from the mid-20th century at the Museum of Sydney's exhibition Street Photography: 1930s - 1960s.
Commercial street photographers were a familiar sight on Sydney's streets, capturing everyday people as they strode by or stopped to pose. Taken against the vibrant background of the city streets, these photographs captured candid moments in the lives of millions of people, from uniformed servicemen and women to postwar migrants exploring their new city and young couples out for a day on the town. Following a hugely successful public call-out, the exhibition draws together photos from hundreds of private family albums. This extraordinary, largely unseen record of Sydney and its people is displayed alongside contemporary photography by Zahalka, capturing people on the streets of Sydney today.
The exhibition has been so well received that it is shortlisted for MAGNA's Best Temporary/Travelling Exhibition 2019. It continues until 21 July.