'As Michael Gawenda notes in his introduction to this history of Australian newspaper photography, the images, often as not, survive well after the story itself. It's a readable yet serious study that charts the rise of news pictorials from the 1880s to the present day, and is alert to such issues as authenticity, and not just digital enhancement. Early shots were nearly always set-ups. It also takes us into the magic, closed domain of the darkroom, which many photographers interviewed for the book talk of in hushed tones. ...'