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Sophie Howarth Photography Rock & Roll Archive

Created at the zenith of Australia's music festival scene (1992-2014), the Sophie Howarth Photography Rock & Roll Archive will soon be available online.

If you know the era, you will recognise Sophie's work. She was the official photographer for the Big Day Out; wrote the first book ever published about the festival, and was a photographer for Rolling Stone Australia. Sophie covered Homebake, Summersault, Splendour in the Grass, and the inaugural Garma Festival.

Her work is regularly featured in museums and galleries:

Researchers are welcome to request a manual search of the archive now. Please read Sophie's FAQ page beforehand.

View some of Sophie's touring collections below or email using the form in the footer. Find out What's On. Check out Sophie's Media page.

View rock & roll collections here. Rediscovered gems are added regularly. 

GSWB 009

GSWB 009

Coming soon

Touring exhibitions 

Lease ready-to-hang collections from the Sophie Howarth Photography Rock & Roll ArchiveEnquire here.

2023 Charity Partner

$800,000 raised

The most successful Ausmusic T-Shirt Day yet.

#4 best selling tee — Nick Cave, Big Day Out, 1996 by Sophie Howarth Photography. 100% of net proceeds donated. 

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