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People I Have Met: Portraits by Francis Reiss

See the work of one of the most distinguished portrait photographers of our time.
By Hudson Brown
March 04, 2017
By Hudson Brown
March 04, 2017

Throughout a fruitful international career, German-born photographer Francis Reiss produced many iconic photographs of both landscapes and people. Working extensively around the world for numerous acclaimed publications — in particular LIFE and Time Magazine — Reiss became enamoured by Australia, eventually becoming a citizen in 1989. In was then that he set about capturing the many eccentricities of Australian culture and lifestyle, which have since become important collections for institutions such as the State Library of Victoria and the National Library.

People I Have Met: Portraits by Francis Reiss presents many of Reiss' most famous images, many of which feature leading Australian artists and personalities such as John Perceval, Inge King, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and many others. This free exhibition runs until April 29 and is presented at the Whitehorse Art Space in Box Hill.

Image: Francis Reiss, Inge King (detail) (1996). 

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