Street Photography Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

10 Jan 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Discover the candid street photography prolific on Sydney’s streets from the 1930s to 1960s.

During the mid-20th century, commercial street photographers were a familiar sight on Sydney’s streets. The photographers captured everyday people as they strode by or stopped to pose.

Taken against the vibrant background of the city streets, these photographs captured candid moments in the lives of millions of people.

Subjects ranged from uniformed servicemen and women to postwar migrants exploring their new city and young couples out for a day in town.

Following a hugely successful public call-out, the exhibition draws together photos from hundreds of private family albums.

This extraordinary, largely unseen record of Sydney and its people is displayed alongside contemporary street photography by photomedia artist Anne Zahalka, capturing people on the streets of Sydney today.


Art & Culture Family Friendly Free Wifi Kiosk Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop


From AU$12.00

Children under five are free.

Event Times

10 Jan 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Daily Event


Museum of Sydney

Corner Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney, 2000

Nearby Accommodation

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Vibe Hotel North Sydney Lobby

Vibe Hotel North Sydney

, North Sydney

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sydney

Wyndham Sydney Suites


Sydney Central YHA

Sydney Central YHA


Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney


Public Area

Little Albion Guest House

Surry Hills, Sydney

Guest Room

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Martin Place


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