The People are the Times

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022

Image: Sarah Pannell, from the series The People are the Times, 2022. Commissioned by Photo Australia and Metro Tunnel Creative Program for PHOTO 2022. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Franklin St East (outdoor) [i]
89 Franklin St, Melbourne
24 hrs



Wheelchair access

Following Sarah Pannell’s extensive bodies of work created in Iran, Turkey and the Northern Territory, Sarah returns to her native Melbourne, capturing residents emerging into the world in a new commission for PHOTO 2022.

Melbourne emerged from the world’s longest cumulative lockdown during late spring, 2021 with mixed feelings of excitement and celebration; trepidation and caution. As the first warm days of the summer set in, the markets and beaches filled up and a gentle buzz filled the streets as another difficult year came to an end. The People are the Times is a portrait of Melbourne during an eventful summer as the city reawakens, the music resumes and the its residents step back out into the light.

Commissioned by Photo Australia

Presented in partnership with Metro Tunnel Creative Program

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