Posts Tagged ‘black and white photo albums

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New work: Marcus Bunyan ‘The Shape of Dreams’ 2008

November 2008

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Cologne Cathedral 2-52' 2008

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Cologne Cathedral 2-52
2008
From the series The Shape of Dreams
Silver gelatin print

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 2008

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
2008
From the series The Shape of Dreams
Silver gelatin print

 

 

A new body of work has formed in my mind and is physically taking shape through working with the images.

I purchased two black and white photo albums from the 1950s on eBay, both belonging to young soldiers, one on active duty in Korea and the other visiting Japan and Germany after the Second World War. These images are especially poignant to me as an artist and human being. These are snapshots of hope and happiness, of place and being in a time of turbulence. Glimpses of the earth through open aircraft doors, smiles that flit across faces contrast with figures wrapped in a shawl of darkness.

Their faces stare out at us across time yet their bodies are caught in the shadows.

They remind that humans still repeat the mistakes of the past, still list the war dead in columns of photographs inches long. So young and full of hope.

Marcus Bunyan

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Marcus Bunyan. 'How dramatic!' 2008

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
How dramatic!
2008
From the series The Shape of Dreams
Silver gelatin print

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Spire of the Dome, 1-52'

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Spire of the Dome, 1-52
2008
From the series The Shape of Dreams
Silver gelatin print

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' from the series 'The Shape of Dreams' 2009

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
2008
From the series The Shape of Dreams
Silver gelatin print

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' from the series 'The Shape of Dreams' 2009

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Untitled
2008
From the series The Shape of Dreams
Silver gelatin print

 

Marcus Bunyan. 'The Shape of Dreams' 2008

 

Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
“It’s really nothing fellas!”
2008
From the series The Shape of Dreams
Silver gelatin print

 

 

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, an art and cultural memory archive, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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