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Markus Andersen - Cabramatta

18 January - 19 February 2017

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With this new series of works produced between 2015 and 2016 in Cabramatta, Sydney-based photographer Markus Andersen contributes to drawing a new picture of a misunderstood suburb. 

118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 2 pm
Free admission. 

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For over a year, Sydney-based photographer Markus Andersen photographed one of Western Sydney most vibrant suburbs, Cabramatta.

In these visually intense and spontaneous photographs, the bold interplay between strong shadows and light is as much an illustration of the harsh Australian sun as it is a metaphorical vision of the multiple ways in which the community interacts and exists within the urban environment. Whilst the elaborate balance of tones subtly contributes to conveying the cultural richness of the community and emotional depth of the characters, the tension between light and shadow, enhanced by rich colours and an elaborate composition, creates a visual rhythm that conveys the particular sound atmosphere of the vibrant city.


Taken out of the realm of documentary photography, Markus Andersen has made light, again, and for the first time, colour the subject matters of this new series of engaging photographs.

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Get insight into the making of Andersen's latest series of work with this special documentary. As you wander through the bustling streets of the city, meet the community and contemplate fleeting moments of everyday life in Cabramatta.

The exhibition is also accompanied by a monograph published by T&G Publishing. Find out more here.


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This exhibition is available for touring.

Contact ACP info@acp.org.au for more information

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This exhibition was shown at the Fairfield City Museum & Galleries 3 December - 7 January 2017.

Exhibition supported by: