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Title

Malcolm Fraser, Randwick

1975
printed 1987


Artist

Roger Scott

Australia

1944 -


About

Over the past thirty five years, Roger Scott has captured aspects of Australian life with intimacy and affection. Scott's project has been to make the photographer invisible, to be the silent observer in search of a moment. He was born in Sydney in 1944 and worked as a photographic printer before studying at Sydney Technical College as a photographer. He is particularly renowned for his early photographs of Vietnam War demonstrations in which the strength of his composition balances both the individual's and crowd's experience of this critical point in Australian history. Scott is drawn to photographing protests, parades, shows and crowded beaches, as if they afford the anonymity he has sought from which to watch his subjects - and wait. In 'Malcolm Fraser, Randwick' Scott is caught in the act by Fraser - subject and photographer both trapped in each other's headlights.


Details


Dates

1975
printed 1987


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

26.5 x 39.7 cm image; 39.0 x 50.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, ink "R Scott". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

116.1989


Artist information

Roger Scott

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers

Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004, (illus.). no catalogue numbers