Home Truths

The difficulty of documenting society through a single image has always challenged photographers.
 
The exhibition Home Truths presents the photo-interview as a means of accurately recording social issues. The words that accompany each image provide a context that reduces the risk of our misinterpreting the photograph.
 
Ruth Maddison’s images and stories from the township of Eden, together with Hayley Hillis and Pippa Wischer’s recording of caravan dwellers throughout the state, give us a rare insight into the practice of photographing and interviewing individuals to capture the stories of lives of ordinary Australians.

Open: 18 August 2008 – 7 December 2008
Picture Gallery
State Library opening hours
Admission: Free