John B Eaton settled in Melbourne with his family in 1889. He became involved with photography before 1919 when he began to exhibit in local exhibitions and from 1923 he was exhibiting with the Royal Photographic Society and the London Salon. In 1921 Eaton joined the Victorian Pictorial Workers Society (a sister organization to the Sydney Camera Circle). Eaton was a prolific exhibitor until the 1940s, his style slowly becoming flatter and more graphic. Known primarily as a landscape photographer, Eaton also photographed still lifes.
In 1925, Harold Cazneaux praised Eaton's solo exhibition at Harringtons' Salon, Sydney for its poetry and technique.
gelatin silver photograph
14.0 x 36.7 cm image; 15.7 x 39.2 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.r. sheet pencil J B Eaton. Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2003
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Pictorialism to Modernism: Australian Photographers from the 20th century, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, 16 Aug 2003–27 Sep 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
Unknown, Collectors list no. 105, 2003. Pictorialism to Modernism: Australian Photographers from the 20th century, 2003. cat.no. 78