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Title

The rabble

1985


Artist

Ann Noon

England, Australia

1950 -


About

Noon's photographs are distinguished by their refined compositions in which the human body is offset against a stark background. Born in England, Noon moved to Australia as a teenager. She became interested in photography in her early twenties. After working for a suburban wedding/portrait studio and other commercial photographic studies, Noon became a freelance photographer in 1975. Commenting on her diving photographs Noon writes: "They are to do with summer, physical strength, control, boldness, youth, clouds and the geometric arrangements of shapes... The physical marvel of the human form flying through space".


Details


Date

1985


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

20.5 x 30.0 cm image; 28.9 x 37.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. original mount, pencil "...Ann Noon '85".


Credit

Purchased 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

18.1986


Artist information

Ann Noon

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Jorge Calado, À Prova de Água Waterproof, Lisbon, 1998, (illus.). plate no. 200