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Exhibition opening: ‘Street Photography’ (Council led event)

03/02/2023 - Hurstville Museum & Gallery

Join us at Hurstville Museum & Gallery to celebrate the opening of our latest Main Gallery exhibition 'Street Photography'. 

Welcome to Country address.
Guest speakers: Anna Cossu, Curator, Museums of History NSW and Anne Zahalka, collaborating photomedia artist.

'Street Photography' is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums (Museums of History NSW).
Before the days of Instagram and personal cameras, street photographers were a familiar part of city streets from the 1930s to the late 1950s, creating a vast archive of black-and-white, postcard-sized candid images.

During the mid-20th century, enterprising street photographers were a familiar sight on Sydney’s streets, capturing candid moments in the lives of countless people. The selected images provide glimpses into everyday life during the Depression, Second World War and post war years.

Developed in collaboration with nationally acclaimed photomedia artist Anne Zahalka, this exhibition explores the heyday of this once popular but now forgotten genre.
Image: Street photograph by Leicagraph Co, photographer Ted Waight, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1940. State Library of New South Wales collection.


Friday 3 February 2023 



Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville.


6.00pm - 8.00pm



Bookings and more information 

Bookings recommended for catering purposes.

For booking please call (02) 9330 6444 or book online.

For more information, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on (02) 9330 6444 or

Please note: Attendance at our events may be digitally recorded through photographs and/or videos. These images may be used by Georges River Council and Hurstville Museum & Gallery in their publications, social media, council’s website or newspaper. Please notify staff if you do not wish to be filmed.

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