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Title

In the Louvre, Paris

1976
printed 1996

Artist

John F Williams

Australia

1933 - 30 Jul 2016

  • Details

    Dates
    1976
    printed 1996
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    21.4 x 31.7 cm image; 28.0 x 35.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r.corner sheet, black ink "J Williams". Dated l.l.corner sheet, black ink "... 1976".
    Signed and dated u.r.corner verso mount, pencil "J Williams 76".
    Dated l.l.corner verso mount "96".

    Credit
    Purchased 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    361.1997
    Copyright
    © John F Williams

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  • About

    John F Williams is not simply a street photographer; although he views the world with the quirky and spontaneous gaze so often associated with that genre. Williams began photographing in the 1950s, and has worked variously as an aeronautical engineer, magazine editor, historian and photography lecturer to support his art. Between 1973 and 1977 he was the photography critic for 'The Australian', and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Photography at Sydney College of the Arts in 1976. Williams' photographs are impeccably framed, with often just a limb, head or shadow of a human subject trapped in a visual play with text, signs and the formal elements of landscape. Reflections and mirrors are recurring motifs in his work, often used to abstract reality in layers of form. His more recent work develops techniques for recognising the passage of time in photography, including photographic series and photomontage.

    'In the Louvre, Paris' 1976 reflects the candid, spontaneous nature of Williams' European series and wryly humorous aspects of people and places he found interesting.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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