Recording the return of large-scale public events in Melbourne
In January 2022, after 6 lockdowns, Melbourne saw the return of large-scale public events for the first time since March 2020. To mark this post-lockdown milestone, photographer Tyr (Jiayuan) Liang captured a series of images of various events on 26 January 2022 from around Melbourne.
These photographs capture a changing moment as the people of Melbourne were once again able to go out and gather – something they hadn’t been able to do in a very long time. The images also illustrate the importance of the National Library to collect today for what will be important tomorrow.
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