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Australia 1911 – 1992

Silos through windscreen 1935 Creation Notes: printed c1978
Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph Place Published: NGA CD Rom 'Under a Southern sun'. 1997

Primary Insc: signed and dated, pencil, lower right;'Max Dupain'35 -'
Dimensions: sheet 30.3 h x 37.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 83.1333

While cars and machinery were rarely Max Dupain's personal choice of forms to photograph, his Silos through windscreen 1935 embraces the new age from a new perspective. It is an uncharacteristically complex composition. The view of the silos from the front seat shows off the car's smart dashboard; at the same time his camera records a fragment of a brick factory reflected in the rear vision mirror.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra