Wes Stacey 1941-2023

Gael Newton’s reflections on Wes Stacey are spot on. There were so many wildly different aspects to his extraordinarily energising presence in Australian photography, it’s hard to encompass them all. I have recently been admiring his early work for popular Australian illustrated magazines, when he was still in his twenties. (See my post below). And his subsequent books are each landmarks, but in different ways. Then there is his crucial catalysing role with the early spirit of the Australian Centre for Photography, and After the Tent Embassy, which almost singlehandedly gave Australia a new visual grammar for indigenous issues.