The Resource Olive Cotton

Olive Cotton

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Olive Cotton
Title
Olive Cotton
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Subject
Summary
A landmark biography of a singular and important Australian photographer, Olive Cotton, by an award-winning writer - beautifully written and deeply moving. <p>Olive Cotton was one of Australia's pioneering modernist photographers, whose significant talent was recognised as equal to her first husband, the famous photographer Max Dupain. Together, Olive and Max were an Australian version of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera or Ray and Charles Eames, and the photographic work they produced in the 1930s and early 1940s was bold, distinctive and quintessentially Australian.</p> <p>But in the mid-1940s Olive divorced Max, leaving Sydney to live with her second husband, Ross McInerney, and raise their two children in a tent on a farm near Cowra - later moving to a cottage that had no running water, electricity or telephone for many years. Famously quiet, yet stubbornly determined, Olive continued her photography despite these challenges and the lack of a dark room. But away from the public eye, her work was almost forgotten until a landmark exhibition in Sydney in 1985 shot her back to fame, followed by a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2000, ensuring her reputation as one of the country's greatest photographers.</p> <p>Intriguing, moving and powerful, this is Olive's story, but it is also a compelling story of women and creativity - and about what it means for an artist to try to balance the competing demands of their art, work, marriage, children and family.</p> <p>'Absorbing ... illuminating and moving' <em>Inside Story</em></p>
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Helen Ennis
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dictionaries
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eBook
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Olive Cotton
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Publication
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ODILO:034300017506
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460712047
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Olive Cotton
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300017506
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781460712047
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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