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Waiting Under Southern Skies


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Photobook by Colin Abbott
Published with T&G Publishing

Signed book + Signed print edition of 250 copies.

Waiting Under Southern Skies by Colin Abbott is a selection of evocative, and previously unpublished, images from Colin Abbott’s personal archive of over 50 years documenting Australian life, as it presented to him. It is an intimate narrative of people and places during a period of immense social change in Australia.

Born 1951, Adelaide, South Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria.
Colin Abbott attributes seeing and not-seeing as integral to photography as being and not-being are to Zen. An avid documenter of everyday life on the street, Abbott has carved out an enviable career in longitudinal photography projects, alongside a business career. Since taking up the camera in the early 1970s, Abbott progressed his photography skills, studying at the Prahran College of Advanced Education. He has had several exhibitions since 2009 including Enigma with Photonet Gallery, Melbourne, Out There at Manning Clark House, Canberra, 2013 and a photo exhibition celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Prahran Market, 2014

Narratives Retold: Through the Photographic Archive.
Doug Spowart is a cross-disciplinary visual artist encompassing photobooks, artists’ books, and digital media. He has completed Ph.D. studies in the area of self-publishing and is a reviewer and judge of photobook awards. In 2017 he presented a paper on Australian and New Zealand photobooks at the Vienna Photobook Festival. He also received a Research Fellowship in artists’ books at the State Library of Queensland. His research and reviews have been published in national and international journals and his artist books are held in libraries of rare books and manuscript collections.

The first 250 copies of the book will come with a free Type-C print 170mm x 240mm and signed book by the photographer.

Weight 0,575 kg
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