MAX DUPAIN PHOTOGRAPHY - Max Dupain Exhibition Photography



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

Dupain’s Sunbaker

Sunbaker 1937 as a high quality 1.5 metre wide hand print

Looking for that ideal gift? Then consider a great value fine art matted print

If you or the person you wish to gift something special to enjoys black & white images, then why not purchase one of these matted prints? Each print is printed on the high contrast Ilford 270gsm paper we use for the fine art prints. The image (for large mounts) is approximately 35cm wide/high inserted into an acid-free matt board with a plastic sleeve. Total width/height is 50cm. It will fit a 50x40cm frame purchased from various homeware stores and framing shops. The images beneath are available as well as others here

Morning Rush Hour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1938

Observatory Hill

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Observatory Hill, 1938

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The Jetty, Silver Beach 1950

Little Nude, 1938

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...



Latest Sale: End of Year Financial Sale until June 30, 2020: 10% off all Edition prints, 25% off the large handprinted Sunbaker


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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