Professor Helen Ennis FAHA specialises in Australian photographic history and is concerned with finding new ways of thinking, curating and writing about photographs. She specialises in Australian photographic history and is concerned with finding new ways of thinking, curating and writing about photographs. As an independent curator and writer she works closely with national cultural institutions. Major research projects include In a New Light: Photography and Australia 1850s-2000 (2003-04), Margaret Michaelis: Love, Loss and Photography (2005) and Reveries: Photography and Mortality (2007). Her book Photography and Australia was published by Reaktion, London in 2007 and Wolfgang Sievers was published in 2011. Helen recently curated Things: Photographing the constructed world for the National Library. She is currently writing a biography on Australian photographer Olive Cotton, supported by the Peter Blazey Fellowship and funding from the Australia Council Literature Board. In 2013 Helen was awarded the inaugural Australian Book Review George Hicks Foundation Fellowship. Helen also researches in the areas of biography, death studies, museology and curatorship.
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