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Manly Beach, 1938

Date: 1938
Overall: 410 x 395 mm
Mount / Matt size: 866 x 630 mm
Display dimensions (Frame): 895 x 660 x 45 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00001253

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    Black and white print, 'Manly Beach,1940s', most likely 1938, by Max Dupain.
    SignificanceCelebrated photographer Max Dupain turned his camera on the beach to create some of Australia's most enduring images of sunbathers, surf lifesavers and swimmers.
    Dupain preferred black and white photography to capture the dazzling light and colour of the Australian seaside.
    He was a leading figure of the modernist New Photography movement in the 1930s and pursued a life long fascination with extremes of light, perspective and its relationship to form.
    HistoryA photograph of the famous Manly beach in the early 1940s, it is primarily notable for its artistic quality, but it is also of
    journalistic interest for the many rubber surfboards which were the rage of the day.
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    Photographer: Max Dupain

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