From March 17th to July 30th, the NGV will present its largest celebration of contemporary photography in the history of the gallery. Oh, and entry is free! The event is part of the NGV Festival of Photography, and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the NGV Photography Department. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the photographers who will be showcased in the exhibition.

Ross Coulter’s ‘Audience’

Melbourne photographer Ross Coulter, is showcasing a series of photographs of audience members in various galleries and spaces between the years of 2013 – 2016. Coulter‘s approach was inspired by the visual language of 1970’s performance art documentation. The installation will feature more than 400 of Coulter‘s photographs.

Zoe Croggon

Local Melbourne photographer Zoe Croggon is presenting a new body of work, specially commissioned by the NGV. Croggon will showcase her skills and passions for photo-collage, sculpture and video, along with the visual dialogue between architecture and the human form.

William Eggleston ‘Portraits’

William Eggletson is a photographer, who pioneered the use of colour photography in the late 1960’s (which is why he’s considered the ‘Godfather of colour photography’). His aesthetic focuses on the intensity and vibrancy of colour within the snapshot of common objects or situations. More than 100 of Eggleston‘s works will be on display at the NGV.