Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hunter of yesteryear

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In the early 1950s legendary photographer Max Dupain visited the heart of Australia’s wine world to capture the work of vignerons, grape harvesters and cellar hands.
Dupain took the photographs on commission as part of his commercial practice and his skill in recording the Arcadian beauty of their everyday work.
Now, for the first time,Vintage – The lost works of Max Dupain – is on display in a collection of forgotten images of wine grape vintages in the Hunter.
The McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant images are held in the National Library of Australia but are little known within Dupain’s wider opus.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 1, 2012.