Australia 1911 – 2003
Grass at sundown 1939 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph
‘There’s no particular subject that I prefer – the light is why I take photographs’. Cotton repeated this mantra throughout her life. It found one of its most evocative expressions in this very ‘photographic’ image of lens flare seen through grass seed heads.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra