A national style in a provincial culture refers to an Australian School of art and looking for a national narrative that could be classified as distinctively Australian.The issue of national art with its attendant, insular regionalism, fades with the shift from centre-margin relationships of dependency (on the UK or the US) to global relationships based on collaboration.
Today we think in terms of place, picturing place and the way that photography helps to shape our perceptions of place. Some may also think in terms of place memory, or the stablizing persistence of place as a container of experiences, that contributes to its intrinsic memorability. Often the picturing of place makes the landscape appear as a rustic garden or the picturesque of generic postcards through which Australian identity and provincialism return.
Could we not think in terms of the photo-conceptual?