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 hi-res thumb

Sunbaker 1937 as a high quality 1.5 metre wide hand print

Special offer - Large framed prints

Large (>110cm) framed (Truvue low reflection UV resistant glass) prints - $2,200 (reduced by $2,000). Ex-gallery stock only - only 1 of each available (pickup from Sydney only).

Blue Gum Forest 1950s

morning in blue gum forest

Morning in the Blue Gum Forest 1950s

sunset at cronulla framed

Sunrise at Cronulla 1930s

SHB in mist

Sydney Harbour Bridge in Mist 1950

October Special Offers

All 50cm fine art prints reduced to $330 (saving of $220). All small 30x30cm mounted prints $80. All books $77. All tryptichs $220 (pickup only). Offer ends Oct 15, 2023
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Waves breaking over Bondi Baths 1940s

stair rail

Stair rail 1975

Waratah, 1930s

Waratah, 1930s

Surf race start, Manly 1940

Surf Race Start 1940s

2023 Special Offers - Fine Art Prints

The following high quality fine art prints are made from a scan of the original negative and printed on Ilford 300gsm high quality photographic paper. Prints are 50-60cm (approximately). - Price - $220 (a saving of $330).
sunset at cronulla framed

Sunrise at Cronulla 1930s


Blue Gum Forest 1950

morning in blue gum forest

Morning in the Blue Gum Forest 1950

Magnolia 45x35cm

Magnolia 1982

The Jetty, Silver Beach, 1952

The Jetty, Silver Beach 1950

Shell series No 7, 1986

Shell Series No 9 1950s


Little Nude 1938

stair rail

Stair rail 1975

Nautilus 1954

Nautilus 1950s

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...



The first biography of Max will be published next year. The author, acclaimed photographic historian and writer, Helen Ennis, previously wrote the biography of Max's first wife and talented photographer Olive Cotton. 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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