Carol Jerrems, photographic artist

Jerrems (1949-1980) became famous for her photographs of 'sharpie boys' - urban gangs - Indigenous Australians and the counter-culture scene in 1970s Melbourne. As Anne Hehir, photography curator at the National Gallery of Victoria, told the Sydney Morning Herald in 2013: ''(Jerrems) is interested in contemporary life. Keeping it tough and real.'' 

Carol Jerrems
Vale Street
1975
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of the Philip Morris Arts Grant, 1982
© Ken Jerrems & the Estate of Lance Jerrems

(Her work) is not sentimental, but she has that really sensitive, mythic, pre-Raphaelite side to her (..) If you look at something like Vale Street I think that’s incredibly mythic or timeless.
— Anne Hehir, Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Australia

Carol Jerrems
Flying Dog
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Carol Jerrems
Lynn
1976
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of the Philip Morris Arts Grant 1982
© Ken Jerrems & the Estate of Lance Jerrems

Documentary from 2005, director Kathy Drayon, 'Girl in a Mirror: Portrait of Carol Jerrems' -