Atlas Monographs: Max Pam
Atlas Monographs is a compression of nine travel journals, beginning with Pam’s most recent work (Karakoram 2006) and shifting back through the decades to his first journals, begun in 1970. The journals map – through text, photo and marks on paper – his engagement with the cultures he has travelled through. Just as importantly, the journals provided the engine room for his development as a photographer, a writer and an artist.
Max Pam is one of Australia’s most important contemporary photographers. Working as a professional since the early 1970s, he is among a handful of Australians to make a substantial impact on the intensely competitive international photographic scene.