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Pest photographers on the streets of Wollongong are now praised for capturing history | Illawarra Mercury



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People who were once considered a nuisance are now being praised for capturing a slice of history, with their work being sought for a new Wollongong project. Street photographers were similar to buskers, and made their money from “split second” meetings with people passing by from the 1930s to the 1960s, though they were often regarded as “pests”. Read more: A sneak peek inside Clifton’s lovingly restored Imperial Hotel Anne Zahalka is seeking out these images, as she said they capture precious moments in history – from streetscapes, to clothing, to people. “It could be seen now as this total invasion of privacy ‘who are you to take my picture’,” she said. “It was a…

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