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Nuns at Lourdes Centenary, France
[100 Photographs, pl. 045]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
Photography thrives on the unexpected. I sensed that an interesting picture might result, when on assignment for The Observer, I followed these nuns into a trinket store in the provincial city of Lourdes. The nun is holding a toy camera that displays scenes from the site of the apparent miracle of Saint Bernadette.
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.