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Rebecca Newman 'Australia' Explores the Streets

 - May 8, 2012
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Rebecca Newman's photographs of Australia, which feature a wide variety of subjects including portraits and landscapes, invite spectators into the ordinary lives of its citizens and inhabitants. Newman's portraits follow mostly elderly subjects in candid and authentic action and day-to-day chores. This photograph series explores the streets of Australia and areas of the continent that are not frequented. There is no better person than Rebecca Newman, a native to Australia, to help audiences explore this beautiful continent.

The informality of these photographs makes it seem as though they are not photographs at all, instead allowing viewers an intimate glimpse into the lives of strangers. Viewers are transported into the photographs and become a part of the artwork rather than separate from it. The appeal of these photographs is in their real-life quality and modesty. Australia explores exterior shots of individuals' homes as well as an array of different, lovely landscapes. Instead of posed and constructed subjects, Newman embraces the beauty in the candid and highlights the importance of the real.

Visit Rebecca Newman's site for of her work.