Moore, David, 1927-2003

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Photographer and writer. David Moore (1927-2003) began his career at the studio of renowned photographer Max Dupain, where his photographic work included industrial subjects, advertising set-ups, and concert artistes. In 1951 David Moore left for London, and was the first Australian photo-journalist to work consistently for the international picture magazines during the 1950s. For seven years he photographed on assignment in the U.K., Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and the U.S.A., and his work was published in such journals as The Observer, Time-Life, Look and The New York Times. From the 1970s he was based in Sydney and his work reflected his views of Australia. His photographs are in many Australian collections including the National Gallery of Australia, as well as the New York Museum of Modern Art, Le Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Moore died in 2003.

From the description of Papers of David Moore, 1969. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 271723504

David Moore is a professional photographer who has made an important contribution to the visual arts in Australia. His photographs are in the collections of major institutions, both in Australia and overseas.

From the description of Papers of David Moore. 1980-1988. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222608742

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Birth 1927-04-06

Death 2003-01-23




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