The Power Elite The Power Elite
The Power Elite

Business, Politics and Photography.

‘With the newspaper as our canvas – and men in suits as our subjects – we set out to explore the boundaries between photographic portraiture and digital imaging techniques’

The Power Elite is a series of photographic portraits of Australian business people created for and published in The Australian Financial Review between 1995 and 1999.

In this dynamic collision between art history’s and popular culture’s notions of portraiture, the ‘corporate creature’ is raised to celebratory, almost mythic status. For a nation without a Hollywood, a Wall Street or a Buckingham Palace, the hight-profile worlds of politics and corporate fame have stolen elements of stardom from celebrity cultures and taken them into the boardroom.