Izzy Exhibition of Abraham 'Izzy' Orloff's photographs

Ground Floor Gallery
Free exhibition, no tickets required

See a curated selection of photographs and experience interwar (1918-1939) Perth and Fremantle through the lens of photographer Abraham 'Izzy' Orloff. 

Between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II, interwar was a period of intense social and ideological upheaval. In this exhibition, Orloff's rich collection of photographs reveals glimpses of Fremantle's public and private lives during this time.

Orloff was a much-loved community figure who worked as a professional studio and press photographer. He had an exceptional eye for human subjects in panoramic streetscapes, architecture and maritime arrivals. He examined Perth's social, domestic, and political spheres through a distinct worldview shaped by his experiences growing up in Ukraine and Palestine and as a Jewish migrant coming to Western Australia. 

Izzy education trail downloadable activity. Self-guided trail designed so that, once you have made your way through the exhibition, you will go back and look at the photographs more closely.


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This page last updated on 21 March 2022