This collection of the work of 18th-century photographer Fred Kruger boasts detailed and compelling photographs, in an intimate experience of landscapes. Achieved through his orchestration of people within natural environments, the collection captures Kruger’s strong command of photographic language.
Kruger’s photographs are complex constructions embedded in the political and social circumstances in which he lived. Kruger’s images are a rare, still-relevant insight into a period of transition for Australian Aboriginal people. It is his combination of rich context, strong sense of time and place, and distinctive creative expression that makes Kruger’s work so notable in the history of Australian photography.