Future Exhibition: Street Photography

15 December 2018–31 March 2019

Exhibition Overview



Do you remember the candid street photographers of the 1930s–60s?

Do you have some of these photos in your family albums?

Thousands of these candid street photographs were taken each day, capturing people from all walks of life against the background of our cities and suburbs.

Sydney Living Museums, in conjunction with photomedia artist Anne Zahalka, is planning to bring this extraordinary record of Sydney and its people to light in a new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney in 2018.

We are looking forOriginal street photographs from the 1930s to the 1960s. If you have any photographs to contribute please send a good-quality scan along with any information about the photo by Monday 30 April 2018.

We are also interested in

  • hearing from past street photographers or anyone who worked in the photographic studios processing or selling the photos
  • the tickets that were handed out by the photographers, the envelopes the photos came in and other associated objects

Don't forget to tell us about your photo

  1. Who is in the photo and the order of appearance
  2. Where it was taken
  3. Date
  4. The story behind the photo
  5. Photographic studio (Turn your photo over and look for a stamp, for example, Leicagraph, Mac’s Photo Service – see above.)

How to scan your photoPlease scan your photos (front and back, with their borders included) in colour at 300dpi and email with any information about the photo to streetphotos@slm.com.au

Can't scan your photo?
Please contact us.

Contact details
E streetphotos@slm.com.au
T 02 8239 2489

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