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Title

(summer time, GPO building)

1950s

Artist

Max Dupain

Australia

22 Apr 1911 - 27 Jul 1992

  • Details

    Date
    1950s
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Edition
    n/a
    Dimensions
    24.7 x 30.5 cm image; 25.9 x 30.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    355.2016
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Max Dupain

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  • About

    Max Dupain is Australia’s most celebrated modernist photographer. Born in the Sydney, Dupain practiced photography as a teenager, receiving his first camera in 1924. In 1929 he joined the New South Wales Photographic Society, and in 1930 was employed in the studio of prominent Pictorialist Cecil Bostock, where he received solid training in all aspects of photography. He established his own studio in Sydney in 1934, servicing commercial clients and producing still lifes, figure photography and portraits. In his personal work, he explored the surrealist aesthetic of Man Ray, experimenting with formal abstraction and montage. With the outbreak of World War II, Dupain worked with the Camouflage Unit in 1941, travelling to New Guinea and the Admiralty Islands. His photography of the 1960s and 70s was shaped by architectural interests and he fostered working relationships with several prominent architects, most notably Harry Seidler.

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