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President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport
[100 Photographs, pl. 068]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
David Moore recalled US President Johnson's visit to Australia during the Vietnam War. In the evening light, Johnson and Holt mounted the speakers' rostrum and the Prime Minister's first words were 'He's come. He's finally arrived.' It was a sycophantic welcome to the person Holt regarded as a Messiah. Johnson stepped to the microphone - with Holt two paces behind à That was my picture.
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.