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Title

Elouera 1982-83 , from the series Sydney Beaches

1982-1983

Artist

Mark Johnson

Australia, England

06 Jan 1946 –

  • Details

    Date
    1982-1983
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    40.7 x 50.7 cm image; 50.6 x 60.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.c. verso, pencil, "...1982-83/ MARK JOHNSON".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    83.1993
    Copyright
    © Mark Johnson

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    Artist information
    Mark Johnson

    Works in the collection

    88

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  • About

    Mark Johnson's practice spans both an informal documentary style and a more formalised aesthetic that arranges individual images within typological series. After graduating in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1970, Johnson later studied in London and became interested in photography. He held his first solo exhibition in 1978 at the Australian Centre for Photography. Johnson focused his camera lens on Sydney's beaches and buildings - from Coogee to Glebe and beyond - to systematically document various locations around the harbour and the city. The 'Sydney Beaches' series includes 17 photographs and the 'Sydney Buildings' series includes 24 photographs. Each beach image features a band of sky, a foreshore building and bathers strewn across white sand. By producing each image in black and white and repeating various compositional elements, Johnson asks the viewer to look beyond the obvious, to discover differences among similarities.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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