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Helen Ennis was Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia (1985–92), before becoming Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory and Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History at ANU School of Art & Design (2014–18); she is currently Emeritus Professor. She has curated numerous exhibitions for the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Library of Australia and other cultural institutions. Her many books include Photography and Australia (Reaktion) and Reveries: Photography and mortality (National Portrait Gallery). Her biography Margaret Michaelis: Love, loss and photography (National Gallery of Australia), won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2006. She was awarded the J. Dudley Johnson Medal by the Royal Photographic Society, London, in 2021.


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