Sofitel Melbourne on Collins - Luxury hotel - CIVILIZATION - THE WAY WE LIVE NOW


Civilization: The Way We Live Now is an international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring the work of over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe with over 200 original photographs being exhibited.


In this increasingly globalised world, the exhibition explores photographers’ representations of life in cities as its key theme and presents a journey through the shared aspects of life in the urban environment. The selected works create a picture of collective life around the world and document patterns of mass behaviour. The exhibition looks at the phenomenal complexity of life in the twenty-first century and reflects on the ways in which photographers have documented, and held a mirror up, to the world around us.


Dates: 13 Sep 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
Location: NGV Australia, Federation Square
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Image Credits:


Olaf Otto Becker, Point 660, 2, 08/2008 67°09’04’’N, 50°01’58’’W,
Altitude 360M, from the series Above Zero, 2008 © Olaf Otto Becker


Sheng-Wen Lo, Diergaarde Blijdorp Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from the series White Bear, 2016 © Sheng-Wen Lo

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