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Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild

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Peter DOMBROVSKIS
Morning light on Little Horn, Cradle Mountain-Lake
St Clair National Park, Tasmania 1995
courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the
Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild

9 Mar 2019 - 12 May 2019

'When you go out there, you don't get away from it all. You get back to it all. You come home to what's important. You come home to yourself.' – Peter Dombrovskis

Peter Dombrovskis (1945–96) was one of the world's foremost wilderness photographers. His powerful, reflective and deeply personal images of the unique Tasmanian wilderness had a lasting impact. His images changed the way Australians think about their environment by making remote nature accessible through images.

Through their use in environmental campaigns such as the ‘No Dams’ movement of 1982, some of Dombrovskis’s images have become shorthand for environmental concerns in Australia. Seldom in the history of photography has there been as clear an example of visual culture bearing such political sway.

Presenting a vast sweep of the artist’s images, Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild was initially developed by the National Library of Australia from their comprehensive collection of Dombrovskis’s work.

MGA presents this exhibition as part of the CLIMARTE Festival: ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019


Image:
Peter DOMBROVSKIS
Morning light on Little Horn, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania 1995
courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

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