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Girl kneeling on sand, 1952

Date: 1952
Overall: 400 x 405 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Silver gelatin print
Object No: 00001257

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    Girl Kneeling on Sand,1952 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.
    History"The sand is an endless challenge to invention: calligraphy, castles, channels, waterworks, tunnels. It can provide total
    rest, or hours of business. One of the subtleties of Max Dupain's Girl Kneeling on the Sand is the movement
    of the girl's hand, when everything else except the water is still." ('State of the Art', Number 8, April 1994).
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    Photographer: Max Dupain

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