On Parramatta Road by Lyndal Irons
Lyndal Irons documents and preserves Australia’s first highway, a stretch perpetually threatened by change. It is a field study of life on a road considered dead, across car yards, brothels, bed shops and around 20 suburbs of greater Sydney. “I aim to restore a sense of journey to a road better known for daily transit," Irons says. "Part documentary photography and part road trip, my series preserves today's road for future reference and encourages a deepened experience of everyday life.”
On Parramatta Road is a long-term project, consisting of work previously recognised as a finalist in numerous photographic prizes, including the Australian Life Photographic Prize (2011, 2012) and the Bowness Prize (2015). This series received the 2015 Pool Grant worth $10,000.
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