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[100 Photographs, pl. 011]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
Carrying a borrowed press camera in a Redfern lane, Moore was accosted by the woman on the right, who mistook him for a newspaper photographer. She wanted coverage of her family's impending eviction. Too shy to refuse, he complied. Later, feeling guilty about his intrusion, Moore wanted to destroy the negative, but was dissuaded by Max Dupain, who understood its importance to posterity.
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.