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Exhibition of Abraham 'Izzy' Orloff's photographs

Izzy – Exhibition of Abraham 'Izzy' Orloff's photographs

See a curated selection of photographs and experience interwar Perth through the lens of photographer Abraham 'Izzy' Orloff. 

Between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II, interwar was a period of intense social and ideological upheaval. In this exhibition, Orloff's rich collection of photographs reveals glimpses of Fremantle's public and private lives during this time.

Orloff was a much-loved community figure who worked as a professional studio and press photographer. He had an exceptional eye for human subjects in panoramic streetscapes, architecture and maritime arrivals. He examined Perth's social, domestic, and political spheres through a distinct worldview shaped by his experiences growing up in Ukraine and Palestine and as a Jewish migrant coming to WA. 

Image: State Library of Western Australia 111688PD South Beach Childrens Day 1923; Izzy Orloff collection; BA1059/843-850, 852-856

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    Event Showings

    Friday 28 January - Sunday 15 May 2022

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    Free event

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    State Library of WA

    Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street

    Perth WA 6000

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