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Diving suits, Menorca, Spain
[100 Photographs, pl. 033]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
I was on assignment for the Royal Geographical Society's Geographical Magazine to cover the life and landscape of this charming Mediterranean island. The diving suits were used by local fishermen working from boats that crowded the splendid deep-water harbour.Moore photographed the drying suits because they looked ridiculous, reminding him of two boys practising handstands or marine creatures.
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.