An image of Untitled (Clyde Engineering Turbine)

Keast Burke

(New Zealand, Australia 1896 – 1974)

Untitled (Clyde Engineering Turbine)

Location
Not on display
Further information

Keast Burke was a highly influential figure in Australian photography. He was associate editor (under his father Walter Burke) from 1920 of the 'Australasian Photo-Review', and editor from 1946 until 1956 when the APR folded. He exhibited his work widely and was elected an associate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 1938 for his portfolio of male figure studies.

Burke was passionate about the history of Australian photography and from the 1940s onwards published articles about photographers such as Kerry, Lindt etc. he is credited with discovering Beaufoy Merlin's and Charles Bayliss's glass plates in 1953 and he was consultant to the National Library of Australia ensuring their acquisition and preservation of historic photographs.

Year
1930s
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
32.3 x 22.7 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2003
Accession number
425.2003