Streets of Gold
Street Photography of the Gold Coast
29 Mar 2008 – 11 May 2008
Jeff Carter, John Gollings & Trent Parke
Street life is our shared experience of common places.
The Gold Coast has a very particular street culture of holidaymakers, beachgoers, surfers, glamorous figures – and its fair share of lost souls.
By definition, the street is a very public space – but there are also private, unseen, transitory moments. Moments captured by the keen eye of the photographers in this exhibition.
Jeff Carter worked as a news and freelance photojournalist before coming to the Gold Coast regularly from the mid-1950s. John Gollings, now best known for his architectural photographs, made a study of Gold Coast street scenes in 1974. And Trent Parke has taken the most recent work in the exhibition, over the past year. Parke’s images may look like the results of chance, but they are the result of prolonged and careful observation and great patience.