Max Dupain on Assignment
Saturday 30 April - Sunday 12 June 2011
Max Dupain (1911-92) is widely considered to be one of Australia's greatest photographers.
The National Archives of Australia and the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the Australian National University are fortunate to hold in their collections some of the best examples of his commercial work, a selection of which is presented in this exhibition.
Reflecting the documentary style for which he was famous, Dupain's photographs of Australia after World War II are important records of a changing society. Most of the images in this exhibition were taken by Dupain while on assignment for the Australian Government and were used to promote Australia to domestic and international audiences.
Dupain's photographs evoke a strong sense of time and place, from the capital cities and rural scenes he captured in the 1940s and 1950s, to the striking images of architecture and industry he produced in the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition showcases the diversity and longevity of Dupain's commercial career, tracing his development as a photographer and artist during this time.
Sponsored by the Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University
LibraryMuseum - 10.30am Saturday 30 April by Jill White, Printer and custodian of Max Dupains archive.
Seminar: 11.00am - 1.00pm Saturday 30 April, With Ian Batterham, Assistant Director, Preservation from the National Archives of Australia. Read More
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Image Caption: Max Dupain, Beach Cricket NAA: A1200, L6477 Department of Information