Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950

24 March – 30 July 2017

Drawn from the collection of local resident Marcel Safier, Sit. Pose. Snap. explores the evolution of studio portrait photography in Brisbane from the mid 19th-century onwards. Through the examination of personal stories within the context of the broader technological advancement of the medium, the exhibition teases out societal trends around identity and documentation.

Sit Pose Snap for Museum of Brisbane by Makework, a Brisbane graphic design, website and branding agency.

Long before smartphones and selfies, people visited a studio portrait photographer to capture an image of themselves they wanted to share with the world.

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Sit Pose Snap for Museum of Brisbane by Makework, a Brisbane graphic design, website and branding agency.
Sit Pose Snap for Museum of Brisbane by Makework, a Brisbane graphic design, website and branding agency.
Sit Pose Snap for Museum of Brisbane by Makework, a Brisbane graphic design, website and branding agency.

Sit. Pose. Snap: Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 – 1950 ran at the Museum of Bribane from 24 March to 30 July 2017.

Museum of Brisbane brings the city’s vibrant art, culture and history to life through exhibitions, workshops, tours, talks, special events and children’s activities.

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