Photographers and photography in SA in the 19th century

7:30 pm Monday 16 September 2019

Photographers and photography in SA in the 19th century

Presented by Howard Speed

South Australia has a rich colonial photographic history, including Australia’s first landscapes, first Art society and first Royal photographer, all of which will be outlined. The works of Townsend Duryea, Robert Tennent, “Professor” Robert Hall, and the Nixon family will also be illustrated. We are fortunate that today’s photography has been based on such a sound footing from our early colonists.

Howard Speed joined his first camera club in 1956, and over the years has used the moving image and still images in both black and white and colour. Twenty years ago, the South Australian Photographic Federation appointed Howard as its historian. He has organised two retrospective exhibitions, interviewed and been interviewed about photography and written four photographic histories.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.


Coralie Soward Hall, Burnside Community Centre (adjacent Burnside Library)

401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

Enter car park from Fisher Street, off Portrush Road

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