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Warrang, Brook Andrew, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: “Warrang” by Brook Andrew (Sydney MCA)

This post is the fifth and last of five Fotoeins Fridays in June, all from Australia’s most populous city, Sydney.

As a permanent commission of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Brook Andrew’s 2012 work “Warrang” is prominent near the museum’s entrance. Portraits by resident and visitor under the arrow might seem obvious or simple, but the artist is asking questions about the idea of shared (or dominated) history for both indigenous and colonizing populations at the arrow’s location.

EDIT: Brook Andrew is the first Australian indigenous artist to be appointed director of the upcoming Biennale Sydney in 2020 (ABC Arts).

I made the photo above on 5 May 2013 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and settings: 1/320-sec, f/8, ISO400, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land called Australia, and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as traditional custodians of the place called Sydney. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins DOT com at https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bGo.

Opera House, Sydney Cove, Bennelong Point, Sydney, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Sydney Opera House at 41

Opened on 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House celebrates its 41st anniversary in 2014. First-time visitors to Sydney almost always seek out the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge nearby. When I’m in Sydney, I always go back to Sydney Harbour to remind myself the Opera House is “still there.” No, it’s not rational; yes, it’s entirely emotional.

For more about the Opera House project, please check out this post about the construction of this UNESCO World Heritage site, and how a “Sphere of Fruit” has all to do with the famous sail-like roof.

With the shadow of the Harbour Bridge against the Opera House, I made the photo on 12 May 2013 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera and the EF 50/1.4 prime-lens with the following settings: 1/800s, f/8, ISO200, 50mm (80mm) focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-57c.

Opera House, Sydney Cove, Bennelong Point, Sydney, Australia, fotoeins.com

Sydney: happy 48 to the Opera House (2021)

Above/featured: South view from Sydney Harbour towards the CBD – 12 Apr 2013 (450D).

Standing prominently above Sydney’s Bennelong Point, the white shelled structure serves as an icon for city and country.

The Sydney Opera House is made up of three groups of interlocking “vaulted shells” housing two primary concert auditorium spaces. The shell-like structures sit upon a large platform, encompassed on the outside by stepped terraces as staging or assembly areas for visitors.

On 20 October 1973, Queen Elizabeth II formally opened The Opera House. Forty years on, the building is an icon for both Sydney and Australia. The building endures as a “landmark” and “ambassador” for both city and country. Immediately telling are the roof’s white shells, looking like wind-blown sails at a distance in the harbour.

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