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Newcastle steelworks, New South Wales
[100 Photographs, pl. 059]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
In Newcastle I was shocked by the pall of acrid smoke belching over the near suburbs each afternoon when the north-east breeze developed. Setting my camera with a long lens on a tripod, I focused on the industrial complex when I noticed two boys on bicycles about to crest the hill. A quick shift of focus sharpened the boys and softened the background.
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.