Victorian Archives calling for Melbourne street photos
February 17, 2023
The Victorian Archives Centre (VAC) is calling on street photographers to submit images of Melbourne for an upcoming exhibition, Collective City.
The exhibition will open on July 27 at VAC Gallery in North Melbourne, and image submissions are open until April 11.
‘We’re looking for photographs taken in public spaces that capture real moments (not posed or computer-manipulated images). They might be of people, animals, or empty spaces, but regardless of their subject, they all provide a question or comment on humanity or an insight into the everyday lives of our communities.’
The exhibition will launch prior to Open House Melbourne Weekend, with organisers aiming to explore ‘at ways people connect and work together in Victoria’s urban and suburban environments. We’re also examining the divisions created by inequity of access to services and public spaces.’
Photographers are invited to submit up to three images that have been captured from 2021. Successful applicants will not be renumerated by VAC and prints are not for sale via the gallery, however photographers may collect them free of charge after the exhibition closes.
The VAC Gallery has hosted similar exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary pictures of Victoria. Over the years work has been shown by the likes of Mark Forbes, Andrew Tan, Ilana Rose, Cathrin Plunkett, Andrea Esposito, Christopher Hopkins, Wayne Quilliam and others.