Sydney Opera House (still under construction), 1969

Photograph by Max Dupain of Sydney Opera House still under construction in 1969 – roof tile detail

On commission, Dupain took thousands of photographs of the Sydney Opera House, revealing its construction from beginning to end. Later he described the completed building from a photographer’s perspective: ‘As the light moves across it during the day, it changes its form and shape… it’s full of moods… and photographically speaking, its form is fantastic’ (1986).

Photograph: Max Dupain

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