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Coronation crowd, Trafalgar Square, London
[100 Photographs, pl. 030]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
Despite drenching overnight rain, this loyal crowd beneath Nelson's Column was exuberant at the arrival of the newly crowned queen. Moore had managed to join the 14-man team from Life magazine covering the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. He spent the entire day photographing crowd scenes, but to his disappointment this image - his favourite - was not published.
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.