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Post-World War II Australia in pictures opens at the Western Australian Museum
Beach cricket, Melbourne, 1947.
PERTH.- The iconic images of one of Australia’s most renowned photographers, Max Dupain, are now on display at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton.

Dupain was famous for his modernist, documentary style of photography and his images of post-World War II Australia are widely regarded as important records of a changing society.

Western Australian Museum – Geraldton regional manager Catherine Belcher said his images, spanning from the 1940s to 1970s, offer a visual record of the ideology and culture of the time.

“Dupain was commissioned by the federal government to contribute to a large-scale campaign to increase migration to Australia following the Second World War,” Ms Belcher said.

“On assignment, Dupain travelled the country capturing images of prosperous cities, healthy children and rich rural opportunities to convey a nation filled with promise for those wanting to create a new life.”

One of Dupain’s most striking pieces is from his collection of images of the Sydney Opera House, the construction of which he captured from beginning to end.

“This is a fascinating exhibition, and one that is relevant to all Australians, new and old - from students studying our history to those who lived through the eras Dupain captured,” Ms Belcher said.

‘Max Dupain on Assignment’ is a travelling exhibition of over 80 images, many of which have never been seen before.

The exhibition is from The National Archives of Australia and the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the Australian National University, and supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

‘Max Dupain on Assignment’ will be on display at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton from 4 October until 18 November, 2012.





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