NSW State Library Exhibition – Photos 1440 Review

On 16 March 2021 a group of 22 members attended the NSW State Library Exhibition – Photos 1440 outing which was our first for 2021.

Our group met at Cabarita Wharf for a leisurely trip into Circular Quay.  It is such a nice way to travel into the city – by Rivercraft.  Of course, no outing is complete without having the customary cup of coffee which we did at Daily Extra.  We then headed up Macquarie street to the Library.  Colin Peterson, convenor of the photography group had organised to meet us at the Library.

Not one to miss an opportunity to take a photo, Colin had arranged for his group to meet at 9.30 am in Macquarie Street to take photos of the streetscape and local buildings.

Once we all did the necessary “scan in” we were free to wander and enjoy the exhibition at our leisure.  The exhibition took us back over 10 years of key events and moments captured by Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) photographers.  More than 200 photographs some that have never been published are included.  The exhibition is in its 10th year and is named for the number of minutes in a day.

In this exhibition the many photos portray tragedy, unrest, heartbreak and history.  Understandably, there were many photos of the devastating bushfires from last summer and the COVID19 pandemic seen through the lens of a camera.

There were so many great photos to see and a short video to watch.  The photographers are incredibly talented and many risk their safety to get that “front page” pic.

Due to the inclement weather, it was decided to give the picnic in the park a miss and we had lunch at the Library café instead.

The group all commented that they had enjoyed the exhibition and it was great that we could all meet for the outing.

Please stay posted as the next outing – ANSTO Tour on 23 April will be posted next week on the webpage.

Again, if anyone would like to offer to convene an outing or has a suggestion for an outing, I would love to hear from you.

Sue Colubriale
Outings Facilitator