In this increasingly globalised world, this major international exhibition explores photographers’ representations of life in cities as its key theme and presents a journey through the shared aspects of life in the urban environment.
Featuring the work of over 100 contemporary photographers from Australia, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe with over 200 original photographs being exhibited. The selected works create a picture of collective life around the world and document patterns of mass behaviour. Civilization: The Way We Live Now looks at the phenomenal complexity of life in the twenty-first century and reflects on the ways in which photographers have documented, and held a mirror up to, the world around us.
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Olaf Otto Becker, Point 660, 2, 08/2008 67°09’04’’N, 50°01’58’’W, Altitude 360M, (detail) from the series Above Zero, 2008 © Olaf Otto Becker
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NOH Suntag, Red House I #13, (detail) 2005 © NOH Suntag
Ashley Gilbertson, 1,215 American soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors pray before a pledge of enlistment on July 4, 2008, at a massive re-enlistment ceremony at one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces in Baghdad, Iraq. (detail) From the series Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 2008 © Ashley Gilbertson / VII
Mark Power, The funeral of Pope John Paul II broadcast live from the Vatican. Warsaw, Poland, (detail) from the series The Sound of Two Songs, 2005 © Mark Power / Magnum Photos