(Australia, United States of America 1944– )
47.0 x 58.0cm image; 51.0 x 60.5cm sheet
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.
Robert McFarlane (Australia, b.1942) (Author), Christine Godden (Australia, b.1947) (Author), CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Sydney, 1988.
Annabel Davie (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, Domain, 1988, 130 (illus.).
CSR Photography Project - Hunter Valley Coal, Australian Centre for Photography, 01 Mar 1982–01 Apr 1982.
UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning 1984, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1984–1984.
Grant Mudford Commissioned Photographs, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 15 Feb 1985–09 Mar 1985.
CSR Photography Project: selected works, Queensland Art Gallery, 06 Nov 1985–19 Jan 1986.
CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 24 Feb 1988–15 May 1988.
New Work, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Unknown–Unknown.