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414306
  • Title
    Max Dupain archive of photographs and photonegatives
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1930-1990
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    414306
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - photonegatives and photoprints
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Max Dupain was born in Sydney in 1911. From 1930-1933 he worked in the commercial art studio of Cecil Bostock. In 1934 Dupain established his commercial studio in Bond Street, Sydney and 1941 he formed a partnership with the photo-engraving firm of Hartland and Hyde. During the Second World War he served with the camouflage unit of the RAAF and was later engaged by the Dept. of Information as a war photographer. His studio operated continuously from 1934 to the 1990's, with Olive Cotton keeping it open during the War, and it was managed by Eric Sierins after his death in 1992.
    Photograpers who worked from the Dupain Studio included David Moore, Kerry Dundas, Bert Brown, Clive Kane and Jill White.
    Max Dupain was one of Australia's most eminent photographers.
  • Scope and Content
    Commissions covering ballet and studio portraits
  • System of arrangement
    This collection comprises 2 record series to date (July 2002). You may navigate to a more detailed description of each series from this collection record.
  • Source
    Presented under Cultural Gifts Program
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