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Decade - 1970-1980 - Rennie Ellis

Decade - 1970-1980

By: Rennie Ellis (Photographer)

Hardcover

Published: 1st August 2013
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Decade: 1970-1980 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis' (1940-2003) contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by film maker and Rennie contemporary Paul Cox and an essay by academic Susan Van Wyk, Decade highlights Ellis as one of Australia's most important chroniclers of the 1970s. The photographs, predominantly black and white, are drawn from a core selection originally made by Rennie from his own unpublished book, supplemented by other significant and iconic images from 1970 to 1980 drawn from the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive and the State Library of Victoria Rennie Ellis collection. Many of the photographs are accompanied by extended captions written by Rennie himself, published here for the first time. Decade explores the cultures and sub-cultures of the seventies: the political upheavals, alternative lifestyles and counter culture, the women's movement, gay liberation, the new religions and cults, pop festivals, Vietnam and other protests, massage parlours, the disco scene, the blossoming of Australia's film industry, the new sexual freedom, Aboriginal rights, street festivals, the new theatre, fashion, drugs and the emergence of a decadent and hedonistic society that would later characterise the 1980s.

About the Author

No other photographer has documented - in such depth - the life and times in Australia, throughout the 1970s until his death in 2003, with such insight into the human condition as Rennie Ellis. His non-judgmental approach was his 'access-to-all-areas' pass. Ellis used his camera as a key to open the doors to the social arenas of the rich and famous and to enter the underbelly of the nightclubs, bearing witness to the indulgences and excesses. In today's post-Henson era, these captured moments offer an intimate access to an Australia tantalisingly, but sadly, now almost out of reach.

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Great collection of photos from 1970s Australia.

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      A great coffee table book. Rennie Ellis had an eye for capturing people. There is a real sense of time and place in this collection.

       
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        Both books were purchased as gifts for Melbourne friends who were absolutely thrilled with it. I haven't actually seen it myself.

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        ISBN: 9781742705330
        ISBN-10: 1742705332
        Audience: General
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 256
        Published: 1st August 2013
        Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 29.8 x 26.3  x 3.8
        Weight (kg): 1.72
        Edition Number: 1