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Biographical entry Cazneaux, Harold Pierce (1878 - 1953)

FRPS

Born
30 March 1878
Wellington, New Zealand
Died
19 June 1953
Roseville, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Photographer

Summary

Harold Cazneaux worked as a portrait and landscape photographer. In 1916, Cazneaux founded the amateur Sydney Camera Circle to break with typical British photographic conventions in favour of using Australian sunshine effects. He produced a series of portraits of well-known artists, musicians, and actors and many books.

Details

His photograph of a giant Red River Gum in the Flinders Ranges in 1937 was exhibited in the London Salon of Photography, titles A Giant of the Arid North. A later version was exhibited in 1941, entitled The Spirit of Endurance. Known as the Cazneaux Tree, it is still a popular tourist destination in the Wilpena region of the Flinders Ranges.

Events

1904 - 1918
Career position - Works at Freeman & Co. Ltd photographic studio, Sydney, New South Wales
1914
Career event - Winner of Kodak 'Happy Moment' contest
1937
Award - Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (FRPS)

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

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Christine Moje