Eric Thayer
Civilization The Way We Live Now
Sep 13, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020
National Gallery Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

An international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring over 200 original photographs by over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Presented in collaboration with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, this exhibition at National Gallery Victoria explores photographic representations of life in cities and journeys through the shared experiences of life in the urban environment.

Looking at the phenomenal complexity of urban life in the twenty first century, Civilization: The Way We Live Now reflects on the ways in which photographers have documented, and held a mirror up to, the increasingly globalized world around us. The selected works create a picture of collective life around the world and document patterns of mass behavior.

Featuring artists Alec Soth, Mark Power, Taryn Simon, Richard Mosse, Pablo López Luz, Taloi Havini, and many others.