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Roger Scott

b. 1944

Roger Scott began his career as a printer at Leicagraph in Sydney, and later studied photography at East Sydney Technical College. Following travel in Europe, he set up his own business in 1978 as a documentary photographer and specialist printer of black & white work. After several group exhibitions, he held his first solo exhibition in 1978. In an essay to accompany the book Roger Scott: From the street (2001), Robert McFarlane wrote that Scott’s photographs ‘are unique within Australian photography. The intimacies he records in the lives of his subjects show that, far from being another purist disciple of Cartier-Bresson's worthy maxim of the decisive moment, Roger Scott introduces a new kind of instant in Australian documentary photography - the irrevocable moment’. The National Gallery of Australia has nearly fifty of Scott’s photographs.

Updated 2018