ILKA RUBY - ANDREAS RUBY
The Materials Book
At once specific and widely contextual in its scope, this long-term research project from two of Australias leading academics and educators in the field enriches our understanding of the diversity of Australian photography by looking at what lies beyond the frame. From colonial records to contemporary art, this book presents a chronology of rarely seen installation views from both well-known and forgotten exhibitions, along with essays that tell the story of the individuals and institutions that have proved intrinsic to the public circulation of photographs. It represents a significant new account of photography in Australia, told through its most important modes of collection and display.