NATHALIE LATHAM: LOVE IT AND LEAVE IT
While expatriate Australian talent is often visibly acknowledged (when an actor wins an Oscar, for example), there has been no concerted attempt in book form to document the contemporary life experiences of this impressive generation of Australians … until now. Latham has travelled extensively, and bases her work on the people she encounters through her journeys, often using text, photography and video.
Through her work, she attempts to break down individual preconceptions and allude to the universality of the human experience, while exploring the relationship between the artist and their environment.Love it and Leave it - Australia’s Creative Diaspora has grown from Nathalie Latham’s five years’ travelling, interviewing and photographing Australian expatriate artists. Latham started her journey in 2001 in Paris by photographing fine art photographer Max Pam. “During that conversation (while photographing Pam), the penny dropped when Max suggested that I continue to document Australian artists around the world,” Latham recalls. “I had already got the bug of listening to people’s journeys while photographing them and really loved the process, so it made sense to continue. So, step by step, as I visited cities where I was exhibiting or working, I tapped out an Australian artist or two. They would get me in touch with other Australian artists, and so on. It was a very organic approach for connecting with people.
Soft Cover 132 pages.
24 (W) x 28 (D) cm / 9.5 x 11 in.
Introduction: Geoffrey Batchen, Professor of History of Photography, City University, New York.
Foreword: Andrew Sayers, Director, Australian National Portrait GalleryEssay: Magda Keaney, Freelance Curator and Researcher at London’s National Portrait Gallery
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