23 May - 9 June 2013 Opening launch, Thursday 23 May 6-9pm
Krystal Seigerman's Everything must go is a series of sixteen documentary photographs, exploring the decline of small businesses through the microcosm of a stretch of Parramatta Road, in Sydney’s inner west. Shooting in rich colour, Seigerman has focused on the details of these once flourishing shops, which now stand empty - the faded signage, the peeling paint, the papered-up shop windows - all traces of what was. In doing so, she manages to find a melancholy beauty within a road that is famously noisy, ugly and abrasive, yet full of history.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Media Arts (photography) from Deakin University in 2003, Seigerman has gained a reputation for her quietly reflective documentary portraits. She has been a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize and a three-time finalist in the prestigious Olive Cotton Award for excellence in portraiture. Seigerman has also exhibited extensively with Many Australian Photographers (MAPgroup), an independent association of documentary photographers.