Colonial to Contemporary Photography in Australia: Alexandra Guerman

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Alexandra Guerman

Alexandra Guerman is a Sydney-based researcher and curator. Alexandra has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and New Media (2001) from University of Wollongong and Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership (2022) University of NSW.

Her research interests include critique and methodology of post-Socialism; postmodernism, postcolonialism, as well as global art and global art history.

Colonial to Contemporary Photography in Australia

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June 2023

The Making and Breaking of Image

… the dispossessed original owners of this land were considered by the colonizing governments to be only equal to flora and fauna until 1967.

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Go to Thread #2 November 2023

Photography as Classification and Creation of Indigenous ‘Other’.

The camera became instrumental during this period aiding the process of classification and observation. “Everything was a subject to scientific scrutiny including the study of human beings.”

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March 2024

Colonial to Contemporary Photography in
Australia: Re-Representation

While white Australia was getting ready
for celebration that commemorated 200
years since the arrival of First Fleet, the aboriginal was documenting their protest of invasion.

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(Last essay in the series)