Capturing the Home Front: Life at Home in a World at War


7 July to 11 August 2024

An exhibition of 48 black and white culturally significant photographs from national and international collections by famous American photo journalist Dorothea Lange and Australian photographers Samuel Hood, Edward Cranstone, Hedley Keith Cullen and Jim Fitzpatrick.

These stunning photographs range from candid records that capture the intimacy of unplanned encounters between photographer and subject, to modernist techniques used to portray industry, to the deliberately composed scenes of soft propaganda. They also reveal the remarkable parallels of life at home in WWII between Australia and the USA including in industry, family life, the role of women and Japanese internment.

Presented in association with the 80th Anniversary of the Cowra Breakout. An Australian National Maritime Museum touring exhibition.

Image credit: View from window of the Wartime Civil Control Administration Station. Photo Dorothea Lange. Reproduction. Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division National Archives and Records Administration.

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