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Fairground horses, UK
[100 Photographs, pl. 027]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
These carousel figures with their flaring nostrils reminded Moore of living horses. He had come across them in a shed at Brighton while on assignment for The Observer newspaper. This was a time of photographic exploration for him. The mid-twenties of my life was a period of ambition. Being free and unattached, I saw the world as a place to be discovered.
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.