Roger Scott

(Australia 1944 – )

Last Vietnam moratorium

Other titles:
Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

Over the past thirty five years, Roger Scott has captured aspects of Australian life with intimacy and affection. Scott's project has been to make the photographer invisible, to be the silent observer in search of a moment. He was born in Sydney in 1944 and worked as a photographic printer before studying at Sydney Technical College as a photographer. He is particularly renowned for his early photographs of Vietnam War demonstrations in which the strength of his composition balances both the individual's and crowd's experience of this critical point in Australian history. Scott is drawn to photographing protests, parades, shows and crowded beaches, as if they afford the anonymity he has sought from which to watch his subjects - and wait.

Year
1972
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
26.6 x 40.2 cm image; 40.4 x 50.6 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. verso, blue pencil "...1973 Roger Scott".

Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
130.1979
Copyright
© Roger Scott. Courtesy Josef Lebovic Gallery