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Departure of the Himalaya, Sydney
[100 Photographs, pl. 021]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
Dreaming of overseas adventure, David Moore used to observe passenger liners from Max Dupain's seventh floor studio in Clarence Street. Inspired by their exotic presence, his first photojournalism story was the turnaround of the P&O liner Himalaya. A year later, aged 24, Moore sailed for London and began his career as an international photojournalist, publishing the Himalaya story in The Sphere magazine.
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.