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Title

Untitled (Clyde Engineering Turbine)


Artist

Keast Burke

New Zealand, Australia

1896 - 1974


About

Keast Burke was a highly influential figure in Australian photography. He was associate editor (under his father Walter Burke) from 1920 of the 'Australasian Photo-Review', and editor from 1946 until 1956 when the APR folded. He exhibited his work widely and was elected an associate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 1938 for his portfolio of male figure studies.

Burke was passionate about the history of Australian photography and from the 1940s onwards published articles about photographers such as Kerry, Lindt etc. he is credited with discovering Beaufoy Merlin's and Charles Bayliss's glass plates in 1953 and he was consultant to the National Library of Australia ensuring their acquisition and preservation of historic photographs.


Details


Date

1930s


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

32.3 x 22.7 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

425.2003


Artist information

Keast Burke

Works in the collection

29


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Modernist photography: the machine age in Sydney', pg.184-191, Sydney, 2013, 186 (illus.).

Josef Lebovic Gallery, Collectors list no. 105, 2003. Pictorialism to Modernism: Australian Photographers from the 20th century, 2003. cat.no. 11