Exhibitions: Deep Water

Max Dupain 'at Newport' 1952, Sydney

Deep Water, a new exhibition which just opened at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia, explores photography in its relationship with water. is a ubiquitous. "Water is a ubiquitous and mutable substance. It is the fundamental element that enables and sustains all life on earth, but possess a deadly and destructive power. Since the nineteenth century, water and its environs have presented an endlessly fascinating subject for photographers." Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, the exhibition is split in two sections: freshwater and saltwater - it includes photographs of Antarctica, seascapes and coastal scenes, inland water ways and rivers, and images of swimming and bathing. www.ngv.vic.gov.au