52 Suburbs

There’s a photography exhibit at the Museum of Sydney that’s definitely worth the $10 admission price: 52 Suburbs.

It started as a blog project by Louise Hawson. As an effort to explore the city she felt she didn’t know well enough she took photos – each week for a year – of 52 of Sydney’s 683 suburbs.

For a start, all the photos on display are great: little bits of people and places that tell little stories about that neighbourhood.

Most of them are presented as diptychs, and I found the juxtapositions both clever and insightful. They’re the product of a sharp eye.

It’s a great show for fans of photography, or fans of Sydney. It’s only on until 09 October.

orange flowers

orange flowers. From 52 Suburbs blog; click the image to go there


2 Responses to “52 Suburbs”

  1. September 14, 2011 at 6:16 am

    You wrote Museum of London.

    I had a whole bunch of sarcastic ways to point this out, but I will be gracious this once.

  2. September 14, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Well, that was embarrassing.

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