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Title

Port Waratah from conveyor tower


Artist

Grant Mudford

Australia, United States of America

1944 -


About

Grant Mudford studied architecture before turning to commercial photography in the mid 1960s. A career in art photography was established with his success in the USA in the late 1970s. Mudford's photography fragments the built environment, producing abstracted images. His work is formal in aspect, with an emphasis on texture, line and shape. Concerned largely with buildings that are not classically architectural, he enjoys "giving those structures another life in the form of a photograph, a refined dignity and presence". This photograph is part of the CSR Photography Project and was taken by Mudford at the Port Waratah installation in the Hunter Valley in 1981. They range from typical - characteristically flattened images that emphasis texture by obscuring the whole to less typical examples, with some using a dramatic tonality that fades in the distance to create depth, giving the industrial landscape an ethereal quality.


Details


Date

1981


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Edition

AP


Dimensions

47.0 x 58.0 cm image; 51.0 x 60.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. verso, pencil "Grant Mudford 1981".


Credit

CSR Photography Project Collection - Bicentennial Gift of CSR Limited 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

275.1987


Artist information

Grant Mudford

Works in the collection

44


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Sandra Byron, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Photography', pg. 125-135, Sydney, 1988, 130 (illus.).

Robert McFarlane and Christine Godden, CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Sydney, 1988.