About Time at WIP Gallery, Oct 2022. Install shots courtesy of Lucy Foster. Poster designs by Karl Halliday.
About Time is the debut solo exhibition of Naarm-based photographer Karl Halliday. Inspired as a child rummaging through his parent’s archive of pictures recounting stories of their youth, Karl discovered in photography an opportunity to explore the ways images persuade our perception of the past and by doing so, inform our experience of the future. Much like memory, photographs are inherently partial to the prejudices of perspective, describing the world enframed not just through the camera lens but through the moral lens of its author.
Presenting an assortment of selected works produced between 2018 and 2022, About Time is a photographic essay that speaks to the biographical dimension of vision as articulated through the heightened subjectivity of the camera. At once both fictive and factual, staged and sincere, About Time is a pursuit of personal myth and a testament to the fallacy of ‘truth’ in photography.