Project outcomes


One of the public initiatives of the project is sixty interviews with Australian press photographers. Depending on the access agreements, some of the interviews will be accessible through the National Library of Australia catalogue.

A complete list of photographers who have been interviewed for the project is available here.

Books (Forthcoming)

  • Chasing the Picture: The History of Australian Press Photography, Melbourne: MUP, 2016.

Seminars, public events and exhibitions

  • Anderson, Fay (2015), ‘Censorship, suffering and shellshock in First World War reporting’, in ''Life on the Homefront': a panel involving Fay Anderson, Melanie Oppenheimer, E. Roberts-Pedersen and Bart Ziino' in support of 'The Home Front, Australia during the First World War', an exhibition of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 7 August 2015.
  • Anderson, Fay, Gawenda, Michael, Millowick, Julie and O'Dwyer, Simon (2015) 'In Focus: The State of Australian Photojournalism', State Library of Victoria , 28 January.
  • Anderson, Fay and Michael Gawenda, Jason South, Justin McManus and Kate Geraghty (2013) 'New News: A Picture Tells a Thousand Words', The Melbourne Writer's Festival, Friday 30 August 2013, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) Cinema 1.
  • Anderson, Fay and Michael Gawenda (2013) 'Eddie Adams: Saigon '68', Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, 20 May 2013.
  • Young, Sally (2013) 'Seminar: Fair Media Reporting of Elections', The Law School, University of Melbourne, 6 August 2013.
  • Young, Sally (2013) 'Media Puzzle: Election reporting in 2013', with Michael Rowland (ABC), Michael Gordon (the Age), John Ferguson (the Australian) and Kerry-Anne Walshe, public lecture, University of Melbourne, 22 August 2013.

Academic Publications

Journal articles

  • Fay Anderson, (October 2014) 'Collective Silence: The Australian Press Reporting of Suffering during the World Wars', Journalism History, 40(3), pp. 148-57.
  • Fay Anderson (2014) 'Chasing the Pictures: Press and Magazine Photography', Media International Australia, no. 150, pp. 47-55.

Conference papers

  • Anderson, Fay (2015), ‘A Strange Alchemy:’ The State of Australian Press Photography’, History Section - The Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Montreal, 12 – 16 July 2015
  • Anderson, Deb, Anderson, Fay and Lindgren, Mia (2015), ‘The Unguarded Moment: Telling Stories of Trauma, Resistance and Renewal’, Ethics of Society and Ethics of Communication Section - The Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Montreal, 12 – 16 July 2015.
  • Young, Sally (2015), 'Foundational Moments in Australian Press Photography', Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Sydney, 9 July 2015.
  • Anderson, Fay (2014), 'From World War One to Afghanistan, Armenia to Gaza: Showing images of suffering then and Now', Keynote address for the 'Media, War and Memory' Conference, Auckland University of Technology, 18 to 19 September 2014.
  • Anderson, Fay (2014) '"Take the Picture": Australian Press Photographers, Crime and Gender', International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference, University of Hyderabad, India, 16-19 July 2014.
  • Anderson, Fay (2012) '"Shooting the Body": Photographing Our Boys and Violence during World War Two' presented at the Violence Studies Conference, Humanities Research Institute and the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, 21-24 August 2012, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle.