Max Dupain (1911-1992) was Australia's most celebrated and influential photographer of the 20th century. He was born in Sydney, where he lived and worked all his life. He received his first camera as a gift at the age of 13, and began his professional career as a commercial photographer in the early 1930s.

Dupain was a master of black-and-white photography, and his work is known for its sharp focus, geometric compositions, and dramatic lighting. He photographed a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, architecture, industry, fashion, and people. He is perhaps best known for his iconic images of Australian beach culture, such as Sunbaker (1937) and Girl Standing on Beach (1938).

Dupain's work was also important in documenting Australia's changing social and cultural landscape in the postwar era. He photographed the construction of the Sydney Opera House, the growth of Australian industry, and the more...

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Max Dupain (Australian, 1911-1992). Sightseers in a Bus,…

Sightseers in Bus

Max Dupain (Australian, 1911-1992). Sightseers in a Bus, 1956/later printing. Silver gelatin photograph, signed in pencil 'Max Dupain' on image lower right, 39.5 x 49.5 cm, laid down on original backing. Illustrated in Jill Whites, Dupain's Australians,…

Cecil W Bostock (Australian, 1884 - 1939) (Dockside, Penzance)…

Dockside, Penzance by Cecil W Bostock (1919)

Cecil W Bostock (Australian, 1884 - 1939) (Dockside, Penzance) c1919 Vintage silver gelatin photograph, laid down in acid free tissue 68 x 51 cm. Provenance: Bostock Studio sale, 1930s. One of Bostock's rarest and largest format photographs. Bostock had…

Two Max Dupain studio photographs. Radiogram probably an AWA…

Max Dupain's Studio Radiogram and Deep Image TV Photographs

Two Max Dupain studio photographs. Radiogram probably an AWA Radiola. Ink stamped on back, Max Dupain 24 Bond St Sydney; & Radiola deep image TV set. Ink stamped on back Max Dupain studio 49 Clarence St Sydney. 25 x 20 cm (each)

Max Dupain (1911-1992), Hotel Australia, group of six…

Max Dupain's Hotel Australia Photographs (1950)

Max Dupain (1911-1992), Hotel Australia, group of six photographs of interior and fa├žade of Hotel Sydney, Australia, c. 1950 (6). Each 24 x 30 cm.

Max Dupain - Sydney opera house, a collection of 171 gelatin…

Sydney Opera House Collection: Construction and Completion

Max Dupain - Sydney opera house, a collection of 171 gelatin silver chronological prints showing the three stages of the construction of the Sydney opera house (1958-1973), bound in three volumes; together with Dundas Corbalt Gore's personal photograph…