Football goal posts on a red dirt field with a clear blue sky, a single football book abandoned in the front.
Martin Mischkulnig, Warralong, Western Australia, 2007, nla.obj-691608047, courtesy Martin Mischkulnig

Interest among art and documentary photographers in the Australian landscape has gone in and out of fashion. But improvements in colour photography technology over the last 50 years, and a growing awareness of the importance and fragility of the natural world, have meant that it has once again become a popular subject.

Photographers have created wonderful images of Australia’s unspoiled natural environment, particularly of areas that few of us will ever visit. Other images are more explicit in their representation of the impact humans have had on the environment.