Rennie Ellis

January 28, 2009


If it is summer holidays it must be time for photographic exhibitions. This time last year I wrote about an exhibition of photographs of August Sander at the Gallery of New South Wales. This year it is an exhibition of photographs by celebrated Australian photographer Rennie Ellis at the National Gallery of Victoria entitled No Standing Only Dancing


Some of Ellis’s wonderful documentary photographs set off some strong memories for me, particularly those from the early 1970’s. He took photographs at events and locations which exactly mirror one’s which I also took – Melbourne Moratorium of 1971, Hippies and Hare Krishnas in Kings Cross and others. Looking at mine, it is enough of a reminder of why he was a celebrated photographer and I was not!

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One Response to “Rennie Ellis”

  1. Bek Says:

    Surely you could have posted some of your photos for a comparison

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