Photograph, ‘Opera House from inside’, by Jozef Vissel

Made by Vissel, Jozef in Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1985.

This photograph, taken through the glass walls looking west of the Sydney Opera House with the curve of the Harbour Bridge as background, was taken by the Sydney photographer, Jozef Vissel in c.1985.

Vissel, born 1947, has worked as a commercial photographer since his arrival in Sydney from Holland and England in 1960. He worked in commercial photography and the film industry before establishing his own studio and visually documented many aspects of Jorn Utzon and the Opera House project.



Photograph, 'Opera House from inside', black and white, paper, photographed by Jozef Vissel, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1985

A black and white silver gelatin photograph printed on matt paper taken through the glass walls of the western foyer of the Sydney Opera House. Depicting a group of people standing near the water and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. Inscription on the reverse.


202 mm


This photograph was taken by Jozef Vissel at the Sydney Opera House, c. 1985.
Vissel, Jozef c. 1985


Gift of Jozef Vissel, 2007
12 March, 2007

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Photograph, 'Opera House from inside', by Jozef Vissel 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 November 2017, <>
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