An image of Gypsum pile at old mine site 2

Ed Douglas

(United States of America, Australia 06 May 1943 – )

Gypsum pile at old mine site 2

Not on display
Further information

Ed Douglas' photographs seek to poetically transform natural forms and stimulate a "more profound look at the familiar". After graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University in 1969, Douglas taught photography. He moved to Australia in 1973 and from 1977 was Senior Lecturer in Photography at the South Australian School of Art. These images form part of the CSR Photography Project. Douglas was asked to document the Gypsum Mine on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. In these colour photographs images of people participating in mining activities are interspersed with abstract images of a serene, uninhabited environment dominated by shape, tone and texture. Douglas dignifies the locale; by highlighting its inherent beauty he exalts the industrial landscape into poetic configurations.

type C photograph
24.4 x 48.9 cm image; 31.4 x 50.9 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. sheet, ink "Ed Douglas 1983".

CSR Photography Project Collection - Bicentennial Gift of CSR Limited 1988
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© Ed Douglas