Janine Burke’s PERSONAL VIEW PHOTOGRAPHS 1978-1986 is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Personal View Photographs 1978-1986

Photographer: Janine Burke

Date of publication:  2011

Place of Publication: Melbourne

Language: English

Dimensions of book:  20 x 20 cm

Number of pages: 52

Edition size: 500

Publisher: Monash University Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-921876-02-6

Retail price: $20 AUD

Summary of Project:

“In 2004, Janine Burke was looking for a photograph she had take of Albert Tucker. Crammed into the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet in her study, she discovered hundreds of photographs that she’d taken over the years and forgotten about. Known as an author and an art historian, Personal View Photographs 1978-1986 reveals Burke as an ‘accidental photographer’ who recorded artists, critics, writers and curators who were her friends and colleagues. It is a casual, intimate, visual memoir that includes Albert Tucker, Betty Churcher, Sue Ford, Jenny Watson, Shane Maloney, John Nixon, Frances Lindsay and Paul Talyor. Living in Carlton in the 70’s, Burke was a part of a milieu that generated the women’s art movement, feminist exhibitions, radical journals, experimental galleries and provocative art. The common denominator in all these ventures were networks of intense friendships, a catalyst that helped to change the culture. Personal View is a snapshot of an era.”

Janine Burke