Cup Fever : Rennie Ellis at the Melbourne Cup


“It has been called the biggest party in the world, a carnival of horseflesh, a giant picnic, a bloody circus, a soap opera, an alcoholic rort and an Australian institution.”

For a few decades of the last century, the late Rennie Ellis could be seen running to and fro on Cup Day, capturing the frantic action. His camera shot the private marquees, the betting ring, the public stands, the car parks and the fashion parade—producing some of the most iconic images of 80s Australiana. This book pairs the photographer’s candid portraits with his own thoughtful annotations. It’s got everything but the horses.

Publication Date: 1987

Publisher: Lothian Publishing Company

Details: Softcover. First edition. 80 pp.

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