AGNSW Atget show well worth a visit

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  1. Ross Chambers

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    The extensive collection of Atget prints on show at the Art Gallery of NSW is not to be missed if you have an opportunity. My fears of dim lighting were false, although the gallery has been conservative with light levels.

    For the rest of this week organised parties of school kids won't happen and it wasn't overly crowded (at 10am opening time anyway)

    Most prints are albumen and well preserved--unlike some of the Australian albumen prints I've seen on show there before which had cracks.

    Being a wide selection the results vary, most very impressive, a few flat and dull; he was at his best with architecture.

    He appears to have accepted that vignetting that sometimes plagues view camera operators: at the top of the frame, and it is apparent in a number of prints.

    Worth a visit.
     
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    huh thanks, ive been trying to unload the kids for a month so as to make the trip up, glad to know itll be worth it when i arrive! dont spose you are good with kids?
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    Awful, in fact. I have no idea why they are nice to me as adults, must be hardwired in via survival instinct.

    Yours would probably be OK at the gallery, it's not a holy space these days. They might get lost though.
     
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    Well just got back and i must say it was quite impressive. The lighting was quite dim but not terribly so. I thoubt the condition of the prints was very good but out of the hundreds of photos it as amusing that one of the weakest quality wwise imo was one of the 2 owned by the nsw gallery! If you are interested in modern european history its definately worth a look.