BY PETER MADDERN
Last year, 2011, was the 175th year of European settlement of South Australia. SA-175 Snap Shots of our State is a brilliant editorial and pictorial review of that year by local photographer and writer, Peter Maddern.
Starting with youth music festival, Summadayze on New Year’s Day and going through to the last days of the preachers in the Mall and Occupy Adelaide, Peter covers the issues of the year and freeze frames the life and times of the State in bold photographs and text.
Eschewing usual media approaches to image creation and the grand land and cityscapes normally associated with books about South Australia, Maddern focuses instead on the people of the State, adopting a photographic style of the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson that endeavours to capture unique moments of them interacting with events and the people around them.
Editorially, SA-175 Snap Shots of our State covers all the major issues of the year, from the bombast of the Adelaide Oval redevelopment debate to the exuberance of Australia Day, from our many festivals to football and sport generally, and the unhappy mix of water, wine and politics. From Lake Eyre to the South East, Maddern has tirelessly and with great determination sought out the unusual and the splendid from events and people being involved in them.
SA 175 Snap Shots of our State is an impressive record of one man’s view of our great State, presented for the benefit of current and local citizens, our significant diaspora, visitors and for historians in years to come looking to get a feel of the life and times of South Australia at the beginning of the second decade of the third millennium and 25 years out from our 200th year as a State.
SA-175 Snap Shots of our State is now available in book stores – see further details below.
For more information check out images and how the pages look and read on Facebook at SA-175 Snap Shots of our State\’s Facebook Page
Check out the write up of SA 175 Snap Shots of our State in Indaily on 2nd May here at this link.
Also, check out the author’s interview with Peter Goers on ABC 891 on 2nd May by clicking this link
WHO WILL WISH TO HAVE A COPY OF SA-175 SNAP SHOTS OF OUR STATE?
SA-175 Snap Shots of our State is a coffee table style book, printed in rich colour, that will appeal for those looking for something new and fresh in the way of a pictorial book about South Australia. It will appeal to those who:
* live here with an interest in the affairs, events and issues of the State
* were born and raised here and who now live elsewhere, interstate or overseas
* enjoy great photography of people and events
* are looking for a unique gift about the State
* are tourists to this State
* have an interest in the history of this State
Upon its release on 1st April, SA-175 Snap Shots of our State will also be available in the following select book stores:
Dillons Bookshop 162 The Parade, Norwood 5067 (08) 8331 0946
Dymocks – Rundle Mall 135 Rundle Mall, Adelaide 5000 (08) 8223 5380
Dymocks – Burnside Village Shop40C / 447 Portrush Rd, Glenside 5065 (08) 8379 2880
Mary Martin – City 249 Rundle St, Adelaide 5000
(08) 8359 3525
Mary Martin – Norwood 134 The Parade, Norwood 5067 (08) 8361 2575
Imprints 107 Hindley St, Adelaide 5000 (08) 8231 4454
Mostly Books Mitcham Sq, 199 Belair Rd, Torrens Pk 5062 (08) 8373 5190
Matilda 8 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling 5152 (08) 8339 3931
Art Gallery Bookshop North Tce, Adelaide 5000 (08) 8207 7029
SA Museum Shop North Tce, Adelaide 5000 (08) 8207 7370
Pages & More 66 Jetty Rd, Glenelg 5045 (08) 8376 1112
Pages & More 13 Gawler St, Mt Barker 5251 (08) 8391 1544
Pages & More Westfield Shopping Centre, West Lakes 5021 (08) 8356 1699
Dunks on Unley 67 Unley Rd, Parkside 5063 (08) 8373 4855
The Misty Hollow 56 Main St, Hahndorf 5255 (08) 8388 7440
For any enquiries about ordering, please contact the author, Peter Maddern, direct at email@example.com or on 0414-344447.
Otherwise ordering and payment can be done by the following methods:
Paypal – account email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Deposit – Contact Peter Maddern at email@example.com for relevant bank account details.
For one book, the price is $ 49.95 plus $ 9.95 postage and handling = $ 59.90
For two books, the price is $ 99.90 plus $12.95 postage and handling = $112.85
WITH EACH ORDER, PLEASE CONFIRM IT AND ADDRESS DETAILS FOR POSTING TO PETER MADDERN AT firstname.lastname@example.org
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