All that swagger
Look: Contemporary Photography Since 1980
by Anne Marsh
Macmillan Art Publishing, $130 hb, 399 pp, 9781921394102
This is a wonderfully ambitious book. There has been no other publication on Australian art photography that so richly illustrates a period: 400 illustrations from 1980 to the present, by 190 individual photographers. And their work looks impressive – diverse, energetic, sophisticated. The selection is satisfyingly broad, covering an eclectic range of approaches, styles, and concerns.