Metro Man | Head On Photo Festival

Metro Man


Craig Holmes

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Exhibition Description

Metro Man, photographed in 1996, Juxtaposing the movement and mood of the people, against advertising posters on the metro walls. This series is a unique insight into the daily ritual of Parisians traveling to and from work. Every image represents four seconds of time, hand held camera exposures, manipulating and montaging my subjects within the camera, as well as using subject movement, producing surreal images of the Paris metropolitan rush hour.

Artist Bio

Craig Holmes born in Brisbane, Australia, 1956. Began work in the newspaper industry in 1972, shooting the first of his social documentaries in 1973, Kowanyama People, other subjects include Ashtons Circus, Metro Man, Wildside and Water Line. He opened an advertising and commercial studio in the early 1980’s, his successful career lead him to winning the AIPP Kodak Australian Professional Photographer of the Year 1993, his photography has been collected by Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Performing Arts Museum, The Arts Centre, Melbourne and the Monash Gallery of Art.

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Dates and Times

04 May 2019 to 30 May 2019

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 am-7:00 pm
9:00 am-5:00 pm
8:30 am-2:00 pm

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