Store of steel bars, McPherson’s Ltd, Alexandria, Sydney, 1970

Photograph by Max Dupain of store of steel bars, McPherson’s Ltd, Alexandria, Sydney, 1970

Not afraid of a challenge, Dupain would often accept mundane commissions. He later commented: ‘Discovering the aesthetic [in industry] is the photographer’s reward, not just the cheque he picks up at the end of the job’ (1981).

Photograph: Max Dupain

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