Rennie Ellis, Decade 1970-1980

29 x 25.5cm, 256 pages


Rennie Ellis (1940-2003) is an award-winning photographer and writer with 17 books to his credit. His photographs have been widely exhibited in Australia and overseas and his work has been acquired by various collections including France’s Bibliotheque National, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Australian Embassy in Beijing, the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, National Portrait Gallery, Monash Gallery of Art, State Library of Victoria, State Library of NSW, National Library of Australia and private collections in Australia, UK and USA.

‘My main interest in photography is social realism. I see the camera as the universal tool of communication.’

A beautiful hard cover, high quality publication with over 160 great photos that explore the cultures and sub-cultures of the seventies and the emergence of a decadent and hedonistic society that would later characterise the 1980s. Essay by award winning filmmaker and photographer, Paul Cox and introduction by Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Victoria.

Published by Hardie Grant Books
ISBN: 9781742705330
Extent: 256 pages
Format: 290 x 255mm

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