Text: Living in Bowden

Bowden: history and memory The 1980s were a turning point in Australian history. This was  the beginning of a more open era characterised by floating the dollar, lower tariffs, strong property rights, privatisation, fiscal austerity and cuts to welfare,  tax…

Text: Introduction

The rationale for the Bowden Archives and Other Marginalia is a simple one. It comes from an insightful observation made by Gael Newton in her Preface to Photo Files: an Australian Photography Reader in 1999 about one way to map the new territory for…

from street to topographic photography

In looking over the non-Bowden  1980’s  photographic archives  for the proposed book on Adelaide photography  I realised that I was in the process of making  a shift  from  the then  fashionable  street  style photography of the 1970s to  a more topographic…