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Title

The Sunbather

1966


Artist

Jeff Carter

Australia

05 Aug 1928 - Oct 2010


About

‘I don’t regard photography as an art form, although I know it can be for others ... To me the camera is simply an unrivalled reporter’s tool. It is an aid to getting the story “properly true,”’ Jeff Carter said in 2006. Working mainly as a photojournalist, Carter wanted to make images that depicted social reality. He aimed to show the ‘unknown’, those people who are rarely seen. His approach resulted in frank, arguably even unflattering, images of Australian life, such as these of beach-goers in the 1960s, which herald the changing social mores of the time.


Details


Date

1966


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

39.1 x 27.6 cm image; 40.4 x 30.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

350.1991


Artist information

Jeff Carter

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history