Harold Cazneaux – Father of Modern Australian Photography

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Day 327 of Colourisation Project – March 30

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

Eminent Australian photographer Max Dupain, acknowledged him as the “father of modern Australian photography.” In 1911, the leading British pictorial journal, Photograms of the Year, ranked him equal to world renowned American Pictorialist, Alfred Stieglitz.

In 1937, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain – the ultimate photographic accolade.

Born this day, 30 March 1878, in Wellington, New Zealand, Harold Cazneaux was one of Australia’s greatest photographers and one of the main proponents of the Pictorialist photographic movement in Australia, which held that photography was a form of high art, closely linked to painting.

Harold CazneauxSelf Portrait ~ Harold Cazneaux 1904 – Coloured by Loredana Crupi

Born into an artistic family, he was the son of  Pierce Mott Cazneaux…

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