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Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers by Philip Jones

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November 2011, no. 336

Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers by Philip Jones

Wakefield Press, $39.95 pb, 161 pp

Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers by Philip Jones

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November 2011, no. 336

One section on Australian photography slowly growing on my bookshelves is devoted to anthropological and ethnographic photography. Philip Jones’s latest book, Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers, belongs there because of the amount of anthropological material it contains. But it could also take its place among books devoted to vernacular photography, because none of the seven photographers Jones has selected was professionally trained. All were keen amateur photographers who produced substantial bodies of work during the time they lived and worked in Central Australia. The book deals with an epoch of dramatic change, beginning in the 1890s with some of the earliest European photographs of the Centre, and concluding in the 1940s.

Helen Ennis reviews 'Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers' by Philip Jones

Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers

by Philip Jones

Wakefield Press, $39.95 pb, 161 pp

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