Last week I was interviewed by the delightful Penny Grist, Assistant Curator at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, for a story she’s writing on the impact of black+white magazine on Australian art, culture and portraiture. It was heartening to hear that the artistic and documentary value of some of the images I commissioned during my long tenure as Editor continue to be recognised. When you think about it, it’s obvious that a photograph shot by a professional photographer with the intention to reveal something about their subject will live on. Unlike the tsunami of selfies that swamp our retinas, tell us little, and are destined to be ‘deleted’ mere moments after they’re taken. Enough said! I’ll post a link to the article in Portrait as soon as it’s available. I’m sure it’ll be a most interesting read. In the meantime, here’s one of my favourite black+white covers: Issue # 11 shot by Albert Watson.