GALLERY

Architecture and photography:
a crucial relationship.

All too often, a photographer’s work remains as our only record that a building or structure has ever existed. These artists – whether pursuing a passion for their craft or working commercially – have documented significant phases of our built heritage.

In Australia, notable photographers have included Harold Cazneaux, Sam Hood, Frank Hurley, Max Dupain and David Moore.

And writing for Architecture Australia, Adrian Boddy observes that a symbiotic relationship often exists between architects and photographers. As he points out, professional photographers need great buildings to publish for a living – while architects depend on great photography to promote their work.

Now and then – bridging the two disciplines – important business and personal relationships have sprung up. For example, between Max Dupain and architect Harry Seidler; and between David Moore and architect Philip Cox.

These galleries feature the work of historical and contemporary photographers.

Peter Ogden (coming soon)

Photographers

Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) is remembered for the diversity of his work. Aside from architecture and landscapes, he produced portraits of well-known artists, musicians and actors; along with many books.
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Greg Davis travels Australia in his spare time to capture interesting architecture and long-forgotten places. He follows old railway lines which lead him to relics that have weathered countless years.
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Max Dupain (1911–1992) was a pioneer of modernism in Australian photography. He departed from traditional approaches toward a simplified world of contrast, sharp focus, and varying angles. He worked closely with architect Harry Seidler.
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Neil Fenelon works commercially shooting architecture and interiors. He has created montages of three notable architects and their work, namely: Bruce Rickard, Philip Cox and Lionel Glendenning.
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Geoffrey Goddard is an art director and designer with a passion for twentieth century architecture. He has published a coffee-table book, Australian Art Deco Hotels.
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Sam Hood
(1872 – 1953) opened his first studio in 1899, and his career spanned until the 1950s. He was a commercial photographer and photojournalist; and documented the armed services during WWII.
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Michael Miller is an advertising creative director. He has held several photographic exhibitions and in 2018 was named Capture magazine’s top emerging art photographer.
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Brett Patman founded Lost Collective as a visual and written record of our forgotten built environments. He dwells on how people and places have shaped our communities.
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Peter Sheridan is a renowned collector of Art Deco. He has published several books including Radio Days – Australian Bakelite radios, and Sydney Art Deco.
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