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An image of The Canyon, Martin Place by Harold Cazneaux

Harold Cazneaux

(New Zealand, Australia 30 Mar 1878 – 19 Jun 1953)

The Canyon, Martin Place
Alternative title:
Martin Place
Media category
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph

36.3 x 27.1 cm image/sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the Cazneaux family 1975
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (10)

Natasha Bullock, Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, Sydney, 2008.

Natasha Bullock, Look, 'Shedding Light, photographs by the great Harold Cazneaux are seen in a new light alongside paintings of the time', pg.13, South Yarra, Aug 2001, 13.

Max Dupain, Cazneaux - Photographs by Harold Cazneaux 1878-1953, Canberra, 1978, 29 (illus.), 87. plate no. 29

Deborah Edward and Denise Mimmocchi, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Sydney moderns', pg.12-17, Sydney, 2013, 14 (illus.), 217.

Philip Geeves and Gael Newton, Philip Geeves presents Cazneaux's Sydney 1904-1934, Sydney, 1980, 128, 129 (illus.). plate no. 55

Brian Ladd and Alan Krell, The Artist & the City, Sydney, 1983, 7. 9

Yuri Mitsuda, Modernism/Japonism in photography 1920s-1940s: Kiichiro Ishida and Sydney Camera Circle, 2002, 94 (illus.). S17

Gael Newton, Silver and Grey - Fifty Years of Australian Photography 1900-1950, 1980, (illus.). plate no. 56

Gael Newton, Australian Pictorial Photography, Melbourne, 1979, 8, 17. 23

Anne-Marie Willis, Picturing Australia - A History of Photography, Sydney, 1988, 152 (illus.). plate no. 91

Exhibition history (8)

Australian Pictorial Photography:

The Artist and the City:

Harold Cazneaux, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 1989–11 Mar 1990

Souvenirs of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 Mar 1992–10 May 1992

Photographs from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Mar 1993–09 May 1993

Modernism/Japonism in photography 1920s-1940s: Ishida Kiichiro and the Sydney Camera Circle:

Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jun 2008–10 Aug 2008

Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013