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

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.

To clearly articulate individual stories, smaller image groupings and larger sectional categories, subtle framing devices were paired with larger colour blocking elements to both differentiate and connect.