Picturing the Event Horizon
Eavesdrop on Ideas asks when science becomes art. The first image of a black hole, an Event Horizon, now sits in Museum of Modern Art – but is it actually art?
To bear witness in dangerous times
Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits by a University of Melbourne expert shine a light on the lives left in limbo.
Birth of the holiday road trip
The Commercial Travellers' Collection of photographs at the University of Melbourne Archives takes us back to the birth of the holiday road trip
The VCA in photos: 1978 – 1986
In 1978, when Dr Janine Burke was studying at the Victorian College of the Arts, she bought a second-hand camera; she ended up capturing a slice of VCA history.
Aboriginal voices in the afterlife of photographs
A project to connect Aboriginal faces in 19th Century photographs to their contemporary descendants aims to inject Aboriginal voices into Australian history.
The story behind every picture
A new book on the history of Australian press photography shows the value of knowing why and how a photograph was taken in the first place.
Life of the party
Germaine Greer made a splash when LIFE magazine ran a series of stunning pictures of the feminist writer in 1971 – now some of them are being exhibited.