Harold Cazneaux, Pictorialist Photographer

The City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA) presents: Harold Cazneaux, Pictorialist Photographer
With Sue Rosen (Historian & Heritage Consultant)

Self portrait, 1937
by Harold Cazneaux
gelatin silver photograph (image/sheet: 20.0 x 14.7 cm) [Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery]

Harold Cazneaux came to Australia from his native New Zealand at the age of 11. The family settled in Adelaide, where Harold began working as a retoucher in 1897. In 1904, he moved to Sydney; five years later he held his first solo photographic exhibition, which was also the first solo photographic exhibition in Australia. He was the leading photographer for the Home magazine from the early 1920s onward, and his photographs of Sydney over a number of decades have become key images of aspects of Australian history. [National Portrait Gallery]

In 2016 Sue Rosen and Roy Lumby undertook a Heritage Assessment of Harold Cazneaux’s home and studio at Roseville which was the subject of a development application for alterations and additions. His house and studio are remarkably intact, while the garden has been lost through subdivision. Join Sue Rosen as she examines Harold Cazneaux’s life as an artist, his practice and our treatment of heritage sites reflective of the historic associative criteria.


When: Saturday 9 March 2019, 2pm
Where: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: COSHA members $3 | Visitors $6

(No bookings required)

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