An image of The Sunbather

Jeff Carter

(Australia 05 Aug 1928 – Oct 2010)

The Sunbather

Location
Not on display
Further information

‘I don’t regard photography as an art form, although I know it can be for others ... To me the camera is simply an unrivalled reporter’s tool. It is an aid to getting the story “properly true,”’ Jeff Carter said in 2006. Working mainly as a photojournalist, Carter wanted to make images that depicted social reality. He aimed to show the ‘unknown’, those people who are rarely seen. His approach resulted in frank, arguably even unflattering, images of Australian life, such as these of beach-goers in the 1960s, which herald the changing social mores of the time.

Year
1966
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
39.1 x 27.6 cm image; 40.4 x 30.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1991
Accession number
350.1991
Copyright
© Jeff Carter