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Max Dupain, photographer, Sydney
[100 Photographs, pl. 089]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
Max Dupain was Moore's mentor and friend. Dupain clearly admired his protégé's work, when he wrote:What about the beautiful aerial of the nuns? I think this could be his masterpiece and there is mystery in those white paper boats floating in a somber sea - they are like a cluster of pious moths by moonlight. These pictures are unretractable [sic] statements like a strong chord of music.
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.