The sunbaker, taken in 1937, only in 70's became iconic in Australian art and photography.
Max Dupain was against studio fakery or manipulation, claiming that "photography is at its best when it shows a thing clearly and simply."
"Simple geometry and dynamic symmetry had perfectly expressed the energy of modernist formalism." Gael Newton (Curator of Australian photography at the National Gallery of Australia) on Dupain's "The Sunbaker"
Modern photography : Something whose aim is partly or wholly aesthetic as opposed to photography which is merely documentary and representational.
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