National Gallery of Victoria – NGV International
180 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3000
Exhibition Dates: 30 September to 4 March
Daily 10am – 5pm, closed Tuesdays.
The act of photographing people involves a process of observation, scrutiny and looking. At times photographers remain detached and anonymous. Other times they are complicit, directing their subjects and encouraging specific actions and poses. Sometimes the gaze is returned, and sometimes it is denied. The power of the gaze can create complex relationships between the subject, the photographer and the audience.