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David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings

1980
Kate Gollings

colour digital print on photographic paper (sheet: 64.0 cm x 61.0 cm, image: 41.4 cm x 58.4 cm)

David Moore (1927-2003), Max Dupain (1911-1992) and John Gollings (b. 1944), photographers, have all specialised in architectural shots. Having made a living from portraiture, fashion and advertising from 1930 onward, from the 1950s Max Dupain turned increasingly to architectural photography, collaborating in particular with architects Samuel Lipson, Sydney Ancher and Harry Seidler. From 1958 to 1973 he documented the construction of the Sydney Opera House. In 1961 he began photographing historic properties for the National Trust, and later shot Canberra's new buildings for the NCDC. David Moore worked with Dupain before travelling to London in 1951 to embark on his solid international career in photojournalism. In 1958 he returned to Sydney and henceforth combined international with local assignments, becoming a renowned photographer of buildings, bridges and ships. John Gollings continues to work on architecture; he took the twilight photograph of Commonwealth Place and Old Parliament House that features on the NPG brochure.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2001
© Estate of Kate Gollings

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Artist and subject

Kate Gollings (age 37 in 1980)

David Moore (age 53 in 1980)

John Gollings (age 36 in 1980)

Max Dupain OBE (age 69 in 1980)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Supported by

Marilyn Darling AC (30 portraits supported)

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