Issue Details: First known date: 1907 1907
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Type of Media


Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Publications:
  • "Australian Cinematographer" magazine since it started, 1998-present (last few editions also online)
  • "Focus", initially national newsletter, later NSW branch newsletter, 1981-c2008
  • "American Cinematographer", complete bound volumes from 1955, and many issues from before that, 1938-present
  • Variety of other Australian and international magazines (e.g. "Australian Camera", 1990s, "Australian Photography directory", 1979-1990), and manuals
  • Photographs: albums or collections compiled and donated by members covering their work
  • DVDs: oral history interviews of members; awards compilations
  • Equipment: representative cross-section of historic film (16 mm and 35 mm) and some video cameras, along with manuals and accessories (cases, lenses, lights, tripods, etc), 1907-early 1980s


The Australian Cinematographers Society was founded in 1958 as the representative body for cinematographers working in television and cinema, providing a forum for cinematographers to exchange information and further develop their skills through mutual co-operation.

There are branches of the ACS in all the states and territories. They publish their own newsletters - latest editions of these can be found online via links to branch web pages or in the News section of the national website; for information on older editions, branches must be contacted directly.


Australian Cinematographers Society, ACS, film, television, camera, equipment, interviews, photographs

Contact Name

Mr Ted Rayment, Archives Manager


Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (2) 8920 8535. Mobile +61 (0) 411 525 733


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