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Olympia Nelson in front of the controversial work. (Image: Chelsea Cucinotta).

Mother’s muse: looking back on a photograph that shocked Australia

Aged 11, Olympia Nelson found herself at the centre of a media storm, after a nude photograph, taken by her late mother, Polixeni Papaetrou, landed on the cover of Art Monthly. Now, she's back in Melbourne for a new exhibition of her mum's work.

Daily Mail responds to court action … Facebook privacy investigation … Fox loses its grip …

Australia has launched its own investigation into Facebook's use of data, following a backlash against the social media giant.

Two exhibitions showing in Melbourne over summer seem worlds apart, but both have much to say about our changing notions of culture and what constitutes celebrity, writes Melbourne-based crime writer and reviewer <b>Andrew Nette</b>.

Melbourne’s secret bohemian past laid bare

Two exhibitions showing in Melbourne over summer seem worlds apart, but both have much to say about our changing notions of culture and what constitutes celebrity, writes Melbourne-based crime writer and reviewer Andrew Nette.

More than 600 Fairfax staff across the country are on strike, after the company announced dozens of redundancies.

‘This is what’s left’: Fairfax journos down tools amid threats and fear

More than 600 Fairfax staff across the country are on strike, after the company announced dozens of redundancies.

Some photographs from warzones have been censored from a NSW-government funded festival, a move which has prompted some photographers to withdraw from the event. <em>Crikey</em> intern Shaun Ewart reports.

Censored: when photographs are just too Vivid for Sydney

Some photographs from warzones have been censored from a NSW-government funded festival, a move which has prompted some photographers to withdraw from the event. Crikey intern Shaun Ewart reports.

Good photography is all about pictures that move, in one sense or another. <b>James Rose</b> reviews the latest display from New York's Open Society Foundation.

Moving Walls, moving pictures: online exhibition entices

Good photography is all about pictures that move, in one sense or another. James Rose reviews the latest display from New York's Open Society Foundation.

<b>Bob Gosford</b> likes planes and likes light. And he really likes the light that planes make at night, which he has chronicled in photos over the last year. Just don't ask him how he did it ...

Capturing the lights of planes

Bob Gosford likes planes and likes light. And he really likes the light that planes make at night, which he has chronicled in photos over the last year. Just don't ask him how he did it ...

There are literally hundreds of reasons to book a ticket to the Victorian rural hamlet of Ballarat this month to visit the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, says <b>Nicola Heath</b>.

Get snap-happy in Ballarat

There are literally hundreds of reasons to book a ticket to the Victorian rural hamlet of Ballarat this month to visit the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, says Nicola Heath.

When it comes to author photographs, the options are pretty limited. Will you choose the 'my thoughts are so deep and heavy I need to hold my head up' pose or the classic 'I'm so comfortable here resting on the couch' shot?

The five most clich├ęd author photos

When it comes to author photographs, the options are pretty limited. Will you choose the 'my thoughts are so deep and heavy I need to hold my head up' pose or the classic 'I'm so comfortable here resting on the couch' shot?

<a href="http://blogs.crikey.com.au/back-in-a-bit/2010/09/03/why-i-hate-you-and-your-camera/">A stinging piece</a> about the horror of camera-wielding tourists from last week inspired <b>Scott Bridges</b> to write a defence for the humble snap-happy traveller. Viewing scenes through a lens helps to pick up otherwise missed details.

In (partial) defence of me and my camera

A stinging piece about the horror of camera-wielding tourists from last week inspired Scott Bridges to write a defence for the humble snap-happy traveller. Viewing scenes through a lens helps to pick up otherwise missed details.

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