Anderson, Young to discuss press photography

Press photography in Australia. Courtesy of Melbourne University Press.

Shooting the Picture is the story of Australian press photography from 1888 to today — the power of the medium, seismic changes in the newspaper industry and photographers who were often more colourful than their subjects.

Melbourne researchers Sally Young and Fay Anderson pose the question: will changes in technology spell the end of traditional press photography? With Andrew Meares, Chief Photographer, Fairfax Media.

In association with Melbourne University Press …

Thursday 2 February, 2017, at 5.30p
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Parkes ACT 2600
Theatre, $15 (includes book signing and refreshments)
Bookings essential
Book here or 02 6262 1111

Associate Professor Fay Anderson.

Associate Professor Fay Anderson lectures in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. 

She has published widely on media history, war journalism, genocide, photography and violence. Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath’s book Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting was published by MUP in 2011.

Associate Professor Sally Young is a reader in political science and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow for 2014-17. 

She has published extensively in the areas of Australian politics, Australian media, political communication and journalism studies and writes a monthly column for Fairfax Media.

Cover of Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia, courtesy Melbourne University Press