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The term 'photobook' is a relatively recent one – it's a book where photos, rather than words, drive the story.

Since the 1960s, photobooks have evolved into an experimental and rich form of publishing. Like zines, photobooks have the potential to offer a radically personal lens on a theme, whether that's the changing face of outer suburbia or the national marriage equality movement, and far beyond.

Join Principal librarian Des Cowley for a brief history of photobooks and see some striking Australian examples on display in our World of the book exhibition.

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