Twelve Australian Photo Artists presents our nation's most exciting and most loved photographers. A 3000-word text describes the work of each photographer and twelve pages of images show their most significant works. Each photographer conributed to the selection and the presentation of their work as well as being interviewed for the book:
Pat Brassington combines dream and memory fragments.
Brenda Croft investigates Indigenous Australian experience.
Destiny Deacon employs satire to manipulate racist stereotypes in work that is volatile, humane and generous.
Simryn Gill negotiates experiences of history and geography through making and circulating photographs.
Bill Henson pictures the ambiguous zone of adolescent desire in works of imagination and sensibility.
Rosemary Laing creates large-scale photographic scenes that dramatise human interaction with the natural world.
Tracey Moffatt fuses violence and humour in images full of artifice that ultimately present real and important subjects.
Debra Phillips evokes the past reverberating in the present.
Jacky Redgate investigates vision, space and memory.
Julie Rrap's photography is energetic and playful, with strange incongruities and unexpected twists and turns.
David Stephenson uses the camera in an ongoing search for a photographic sublime.
Anne Zahalka's photography questions sterotypes and explores the line between the natural and the artificial.
Photography has been described as the art form of our time, and this book presents Australia's most exciting practitioners in a book that is inspiring and informative.