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.


Nude Cronulla 1930s

Sunbaker 1937 – Australia’s most iconic beach image

Sunbaker 1937 as a high quality 1.5 metre wide hand print

Vintage & Edition prints

We have over 60 silver gelatin prints made by Max, some in the 1930s and most in the 1970s and 80s. Some are signed and all are authenticated by his long time studio manager and photographer. To view some of these, click here. We also have Limited Edition silver gelatin hand prints produced over the past twenty years by his studio manager from the original negative. All prints are limited to 90 and each uses archival fibre Ilford 16x20" paper. Prices start at $1500. Check the galleries and enquire for the latest Edition.
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Jean with wire net II, 1938

Bondi, 1938

Little Nude, 1930s

Surf race start, Manly 1940

Surf Race Start, 1940s

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...



All of our vintage prints that were made by Max in the 1930s and 1970/80s are available for purchase. The images for these prints are being put up on the site and if you are a keen Dupain fan, check them out and get in contact. Please check here


Gift ideas

A perfect gift for someone who appreciates quality photography and images of yesteryear, people and still life. The Tryptic Mount Series offers 3 themes of high quality reproductive prints - Beaches, Flowers, Nudes - that were produced for the celebration of Max Dupain’s 80th birthday in 1991. Check them out .


Flexible payments

Various payment options are accepted. For purchases within Australia, the preferred payment is direct bank transfer or electronic funds transfer. For purchases outside of Australia, payment can be accepted by Paypal or VISA/MC cards directly. For purchases within Australia over $2,000, we accept monthly payment plans with deposit, to approved clients.


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