Celebrating the work of Henry Talbot.

Words by

Maddie Toohey

There’s an exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre this May that will give you a deep insight into 1960s Melbourne culture.

The works of fashion photographer and regular Vogue Australia contributor, Henry Talbot, will be showcased as part of Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer. The exhibition will run alongside NGV’s landmark 200 Years of Australian Fashion.

Talbot’s pictures depict an emerging youth culture of 1960s Australia. Many of them haven’t been exhibited for 50 years and some have never been seen before. 

A European migrant, Talbot presents a foreigner’s admiration of Australia’s diverse scenery and cultural offerings through his work. An outback sheep station, Melbourne by night, city and landscapes, and his contributions to Vogue Australia alongside the magazine's early editions, provide an unparalleled vision into the fashion and lifestyle of 1960s Australia.

The NGV team has curated more than 80 photographs from 35,000 negatives that Talbot gifted the museum in the ’80s. Thanks mate.

Take a trip down memory lane and pop down to Fed Square this May – August.

Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer
The Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square
7 May – August 2016


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