Photographs

Contemporary portraits of community members with Chinese heritage
Brett Canét-Gibson is an Australian photographer and creative director who has produced numerous photo and editorial essays for both national and international publications.
Black and white music photography
Relive Perth's rock'n'roll scene of the 1970's and 80's with the photography of Robert Baxter.
WA history
The State Library's collection of WA COVID-19 images continues to grow, thanks to you. See highlights and find out how to donate.
Videos explaining how to search the Catalogue for photographs and Trove for newspapers.
The modern street photographer

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Choose between virtual or in person tours of the Izzy exhibition. This tour traces the development of Izzy’s unique photographic style and considers the artistic importance of his work.
Who was Roy (William Roy) Millar?
Roy Millar too some great photographs of life in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia in the 1890s and early 1900s.
Mapping historical photos from the State Library collection
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Dr Kate talks to Associate Professor Andrew Woods about Old Perth which maps historical photos from the State Library's collection.
(1876 – 1968)
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Listen to Dr Kate explore the legacy of Kathleen O’Connor and her significance as an artist with a distinctive body of work as a painter, through the State Library’s private archive collection.
Aboriginal stories
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ABC Radio Perth discussion about Mavis Phillips (nee Walley 1921–1982) one of Australia’s earliest known Indigenous photographers.
Aerial landscape photography
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Richard Woldendorp is a renowned Australian photographer known for his shots of Australian landscapes that have a painterly quality to them.
SLWA on ABC Radio
William Bold was appointed Town Clerk of the City Perth in September 1901, he was the youngest in any Australian capital city.
Around one million images make up the Pictorial Collection including photographs, postcards, slides, albums, glass negatives, illustrations and art works.