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William Dobell, painter, Potts Point, Sydney
[100 Photographs, pl. 049]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
David Moore was a fan of Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, known for his candid portraiture and often called the father of photojournalism. Eisenstaedt used no complex lighting set-ups - in fact, I think he used no light other than that which was available in the environments of his subjects. Yet the portraits revealed essential qualities à It was possible to feel you were indeed face to face with a person of greatness.
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.