Germany 1945 – Australia 1996
King penguins near Sandy Bay, Macquarie Island 1984 prtd 2002 Materials & Technique: photographs, Type C colour photograph
Peter Dombrovskis is best known for his work being used in helping preserve Tasmanian wilderness, most famously the prevention of the damming of the Franklin River in the early 1980s. All his photographs were taken with a large format field camera. Dombrovskis was inspired by the work of major twentieth century American landscape photographers principally Edward and Brett Weston, Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, the latter two being renowned for their role in the growth of wilderness consciousness.
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