David Moore's career spanned the age of the picture magazines (for example: 'Life', 'Time', 'The Observer') through to major commissions such as the Sydney Opera House, CSR, and self initiated projects like 'To build a Bridge: Glebe Island'. The breadth and depth of his career means there is an extraordinary archive of material which describes and interprets the last 50 years of Australian life, the life of the region, and events in Britain and the United States. He was instrumental in advancing Australian photography throughout his career and in the early 1970s was active in setting up the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. From well-known images such as 'Migrants arriving in Sydney' to 'Redfern interior', Moore has documented events and conditions in Sydney, often casting his eyes towards the wharves of Sydney, as shown in 'Woolloomooloo Bay'.
gelatin silver photograph
30.2 x 30.4 cm image; 50.5 x 40.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.c. verso, pencil "...c1948/...1984/ David Moore".
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1985
Not on display
© Lisa, Karen, Michael and Matthew Moore
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Sydney at mid century:
Australian postwar photodocumentary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Jun 2004–08 Aug 2004
Referenced in 1 publication
Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers