Overview

Max Dupainwas Australia's most respected and influential black & white photographer of the 20th century and was considered the pioneer of modernism in Australian photography. His images capture a long gone era in which Australian society was vastly different from what it is now.

Works
  • Max Dupain, Newport, 1952
    Newport, 1952
  • Max Dupain, Bondi, 1939
    Bondi, 1939
  • Max Dupain, Blue Gum Forest, Grose Valley
    Blue Gum Forest, Grose Valley
  • Max Dupain, Manly (Surfboat from Shark Tower)
    Manly (Surfboat from Shark Tower)
  • Max Dupain, The Sunbaker
    The Sunbaker
  • Max Dupain, The Sunbaker
    The Sunbaker
Biography

Max Dupain was Australia's most respected and influential black & white photographer of the 20th century. His images capture a long gone era in which Australian society was vastly different from what it is now. With his documentary eye his images exude quality and demonstrate Dupain's mastership of light and form.

 

Dupain was considered the pioneer of modernism in Australian photography, an approach that departed from the sentimentality of soft focused, nostalgic imagery to the simplified world of light contrasts, sharp focus, varying angles and creative compositions. The collection displayed in the on-line gallery represents this style, as well as compositions consistent with his work as a documentary photographer.

 

The images found in the galleries are available as digital fine art prints, and to a lesser extent, Limited Edition hand prints made from the original negatives made by Dupain. There are many more of Max's iconic images, from the exhibition archives, that are not displayed here. Enjoy browsing the galleries and appreciate the creative brilliance and skills of one of Australia's artistic icons.

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