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David Potts reflected in a magazine page

David Moorec. 1949 (printed 2000)

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

David Potts (b. 1926) is a photographer with a career spanning more than fifty years. In the late 1940s he contributed to Laurence le Guay's magazine Contemporary Photography and worked in Russell Roberts's and le Guay's studios in Sydney, often accompanying David Moore on weekend excursions to document the Sydney scene. In 1950 he left Australia to work as a photojournalist in London. In a review of his 2000 exhibition Dawn, Dusk and other Abstracts, Robert McFarlane described Potts as one of Australia's most distinguished photographers. He wrote that 'It is a tribute to Potts's vision that he can express the beauty found in [incongruous] subjects . . . Potts is clearly at the age of contemplation, and what remarkable images he has found to meditate upon.'

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  • Title: David Potts reflected in a magazine page
  • Creator: David Moore
  • Date Created: c. 1949 (printed 2000)
  • Physical Dimensions: 38.0 x 32.5 cm
  • Provenance: Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001
  • Rights: https://www.portrait.gov.au/form-image-request.php
  • External Link: https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/2001.85
  • Medium: Gelatin silver photograph

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