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Reproduced courtesy of Estate of Jeff Carter

Hauling in a fishing net

Date: 1959
Dimensions:
Overall: 510 x 495 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Sandra Byron Gallery
Object Copyright: © Estate of Jeff Carter
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00037927
Related Place:Ulladulla,

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    Description
    This photograph was taken in Ulladulla in New South Wales and was published in an article Carter wrote for People magazine titled, 'Long-lining is touch work' (28 October 1959).
    SignificanceJeff Carter photographed Australians at rest and play, capturing the diversity of those who were drawn to the beach. His photographs are a valuable document of Australian beach culture in the 1960s.
    HistoryStreet photography, made famous by French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, was a popular genre for Australian photographers such as Jeff Carter, who explored identity and culture through images of rural and coastal Australia.

    Jeff Carter travelled to Ulladulla, New South Wales in 1959-1960 and photographed members of the Sicilian fishing community in action. Some of his subjects were postwar migrants; others were born and raised in Australia. He wrote two articles for 'People' magazine accompanied with this photographs and highlighted the prejudice Italians often endured. In many ways, his photographs provided an intimate glimpse into their hard work ethic and strong sense of community and tradition.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Hauling in a fishing net

    Assigned title: Photograph of two men with nets

    Related People
    Photographer: Jeff Carter

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