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Mannequin factory 5, Sydney
[100 Photographs, pl. 086]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
No longer constrained by photojournalism, Moore felt this group of mannequins conjured up visions of the final transportation by rail of Jewish families to concentration camps. The ghostly figures came complete with identification numbers. à changes have occurred in my thinking which make the act of photography more complex à The simple joy of the process has been replaced by a desire to express deeper threads of meaning.
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.