Head On Photo Festival : The Australians – My Pick
Emmanuel Angelicas – Silent Agreements Marrickville 45
From the time he was given a plastic Diana camera at the age of seven Emmanuel Angelicas has taken photographs. That was in 1970. Since then he’s used his suburb of Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner-west, as his canvas. For 45 years he’s documented his family, neighbours and strangers, capturing images of Marrickville, its humanity and its dark secrets, without censorship.
“Marrickville is my home. I love it here,” says Emmanuel. “Every time I go out with my camera in Marrickville I return with compelling outcomes. It is a real place with real people. Photography has this power to render things sometimes so real that they seem unreal.”
Angelicas has exhibited around the world and his oeuvre includes works shot in Asia and Japan as well as Australia. Last year Paris-based publisher Editions Bessard released Zine Collection No.14 ‘Nippon’ a series of black and white photographs taken by Angelicas in Japan.
Silent Agreements Marrickville 45
1-17 May, 2015
Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway
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