History through photography – the power of the image

Monday 20 April 2015

History through photography – the power of the image

Presented by Charles Hulse

Until the mid-19th century history relied largely on the written word, but with the invention and rapid development of photography a powerful new method of recording human activity and endeavor became available. A selection of audio-visual productions ranging from the outback of South Australia to Old Government House at Belair will illustrate the power of photographic imagery to both inspire and inform.

Note: this topic replaces the previously advertised George Bolton films. The Bolton films will be shown at a later date.

Charles Hulse FRPS, AV-AFIAP, is an industrial chemist by training and worked in the fermentation industries, particularly brewing. A long term resident of Burnside, Charles has been actively involved in audio-visual production for many decades. His works have been show-cased internationally, receiving numerous awards, and Charles was the first – and to this day remains the only – Australian to hold a Slide Sound Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

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380*B20/4/2015

History through photography – the power of the image

Presented by Charles Hulse

Until the mid-19th century history relied largely on the written word, but with the invention and rapid development of photography…

Legend

B: Burnside topic

T: tape

d: disc

*: on location

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