The Iconic Works of Max Dupain

Max Dupain was Australia's most respected and influential black & white photographer of the 20th century. His images capture a long gone era in which Australian society was vastly different from what it is now. With his documentary eye his images exude quality and demonstrate Dupain's mastership of light and form.

Dupain was considered the pioneer of modernism in Australian photography, an approach that departed from the sentimentality of soft focused, nostalgic imagery to the simplified world of light contrasts, sharp focus, varying angles and creative compositions. The collection displayed in the on-line gallery represents this style, as well as compositions consistent with his work as a documentary photographer.

The images found in the galleries are available as digital fine art prints, and to a lesser extent, Limited Edition hand prints made from the original negatives made by Dupain. There are many more of Max's iconic images, from the exhibition archives, that are not displayed here. Enjoy browsing the galleries and appreciate the creative brilliance and skills of one of Australia's artistic icons.


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About Max Dupain

Max Dupain is one of Australia's most revered photographers. His work has been collected by most of the major galleries around Australia and as well by private collectors world-wide...



We have produced the largest and highest quality Sunbaker print, the most iconic of Max's images. A new negative was created from a hi-res scan of the original negative and that was used to make this hand print. At 130cm wide framed in non-reflective, UV resistant glass, it is absolutely superb. If you are after a new Sunbaker, consider this high quality print.


Gift ideas

A perfect gift for someone who appreciates quality photography and images of yesteryear, people and still life. The new Tryptic Mount Series offers 6 themes of high quality reproductive prints that were produced for the celebration of Max Dupain’s 80th birthday in 1991. Check them out .


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