Underworld: ‘Specials’ mugshot photography
with photographer Enrico Scotece and Sydney Living Museum’s Curator Digital Assets, Holly Schulte
Please note, unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. To hear Holly discuss the photography used in the Underworld exhibition, please register your place in her upcoming exhibition floor talk 2pm-2.45pm 10 June.
Unleash your inner criminal or channel a feisty flapper during an exclusive 1920s-style photo shoot with photographer Enrico Scotece.
Participants will enjoy:
- An overview of the Special photographs series featured in in the Underworld: mugshots from the Roaring Twenties exhibition
- An introduction to the work of Sydney policeman George Howard, analogue photography practices in Sydney during the 1920s and background to the NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive
- An engaging introduction to the history of portrait photography from academic and fine art photographer Enrico Scotece
- Posing for your very own 1920s mugshots, like the ones taken by George Howard almost 100 years ago. A selection of props will be available on the day, but please feel free to dress up or bring your own props
- First-hand experience looking through the antique Eastman camera to understand how the police photographer created two images on a single negative
- Learning how the police wrote backwards to inscribed the negatives
- Free admission to the Underworld exhibition now on at Museum of Sydney, with the option to join Holly on a short photography tour of the exhibition post-workshop
All attendees will receive the original 5 x 7 inch film negative and a fine art print of their recreated mugshot!
This workshop is suitable for photo enthusiasts and aspiring photographers.
Light refreshments will be provided.
This Event Is
Book online or call SLM Bookings on 02 8239 2211