The Justice and Police Museum played host to a series of events this summer based upon one lone image and its reinterpretation into speeches, songs, and films.
City of shadows: inner city crime & mayhem 1912-1948
Within this medium of crime and accident scene photographs we are able to view, sometimes in extraordinary detail, their physical milieu - the mean kitchens, bedrooms and parlours, the pubs, boarding houses, corner shops and residentials, the sheds, garages, back lanes, streets and byways of a Sydney that is both eerily strange but all too familiar.
In 2013 City of shadows returned to the Justice & Police museum. Find out more.
Join arts writer and photographer Pedro de Almeida as he interviews Sydney Living Museums curator Nerida Campbell and author Peter Doyle about the peculiar and poignant stories of the criminals and crime scenes featured in City of shadows: Sydney police photographs 1912–1948.
Watch City of Shadows videos
Watch some videos relating to the City of Shadows exhibition.