David MOORE | Pole Vault, Commonwealth Games, Perth

David MOORE
Australia 1927 – 2003

Pole Vault, Commonwealth Games, Perth 1962
gelatin silver photograph
printed image 32.8 (h) x 48.4 (w) cm
Gift of David Moore 1983
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 1983.3504
© David Moore Estate

After seven years honing his skills as a photojournalist in London, David Moore returned to Sydney in 1958 determined to build a career providing pictures for a European and American magazine market from a base in Australia. The 1962 Commonwealth Games took him to Perth. A characteristic love of abstract pattern combined with a desire ‘not to stop life’ with his camera can be seen in this dynamic depiction of a pole vaulter.





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