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Hoppé’s Australia: Photographs from the Oroton Collection

Emil Otto Hoppé
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Emil Otto Hoppé
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Location: Michael Reid Gallery Sydney, Shepherd Street, Chippendale NSW, Australia
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Genres: Landscape, Portrait, Travel
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Within this evocative selection of photographs, from a most extraordinary private archive, we see Hoppé’s vintage print of three Aboriginal women dressed in European clothes studying a film poster at Hermannsburg Mission. This print captures the incongruity of life for many First Nations people in 1930; dressed for a new world; considering its popular culture from a palpable distance. Then we have photographs of traditionally dressed men, devoid of social judgment, or the early tendency to exoticise. We also see traditional men painted for ceremony, but instead playing football. A joyous performance; but not for the camera. Hoppé’s unsentimental humanity is a unifying theme in this exhibition.

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Location: Michael Reid Gallery Sydney, Shepherd Street, Chippendale NSW, Australia
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Entry Fee: Free
Genres: Landscape, Portrait, Travel
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