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Unseen Dupain

Max_DupainAn Exhibition by the Australian Architecture Association for the Sydney Architecture Festival 2011.

One of Australia's foremost photographers, Dupain's geographic world had Sydney as its heart, its pulse radiating from the harbour, around Circular Quay, its streets, the many parks around the city and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He was fascinated with photographing from unusual angles and vantage points.

With a god's eye view, Dupain's photographs became intriguing and breathtaking, sometimes half-hidden by shadows but always mystified by distance. The moment to pull the shutter was always determined by the way in which the light fell. Dupain preferred the ‘raking light' of early morning and late afternoon. Sometimes, with a compass he would watch a building and track the movement of the sun to predict when the light would be ‘just right'.

The photographs on exhibition come from a collection of over 1,000 photographs Dupain gave to the RAIA in 1989. Some of those photographs are exhibited for the very first time.

Date: 20 - 28 October 2011 (Weekdays 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4am, Sunday Closed)
Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Opening: 20 October 2011
Exhibition Coordinator and Curator: Dr Zeny Edwards

Sponsors: SPUN, Australian Institute of Architects