Richard WOLDENDORP | Ant clearings with dam, Western Australia

Netherlands 1927
Australia from 1951

Ant clearings with dam, Western Australia 1987
direct positive colour photograph
image 37.8 (h) x 49.4 (w) cm
Purchased 1988
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 1988.2041
© Richard Woldendorp

Richard Woldendorp is one of Australia's most distinguished landscape photographers best known for his colour aerial photographs of his home state. He often eliminates the horizon line giving the image an abstract quality. This is further enhanced by his use of powerful telephoto lenses which serve to compact the spatial planes – creating in his own words, ‘a sense of wonderment at the beauty of nature’.

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