Through a different lens - Cazneaux by the water

National Exhibition Register

  • Sydney Harbour Scenes: boy on a raft
    Harold Cazneaux Sydney Harbour Scenes: boy on a raft, 1905
    Silver gelatin print
    92mm x 65mm
    Image Credit
    ANMM Collection Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Anne Christoffersen, in memory of the artist.

About the exhibition

Photographer Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) is a giant in the history of Australian photography. In the early 1900s he became a passionate advocate for photography as an art rather than a mechanical recording process.

This exhibition of more than 40 original works presents a new dimension to Cazneaux's work, reflecting how the water and Sydney Harbour offered him a space to explore mood, light, atmosphere and life in his signature pictorial photographic style.

Cazneaux’s photographs include his early experimentations from 1904, poetic river and harbour scenes featuring larger muscular industrial waterscapes, boating views, ferry wharves, wharf workers and bridge views. There are also river and coastal landscapes from his various travels, including along the Murray River and to South Australia in the 1930s. 

Artists and Curator

Daina Fletcher

Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953)

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/08/2018 - 20/12/2019
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Australian National Maritime Museum
$5,000 (exc. freight) - Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Education Kit, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit
Primary contact
Sabina Escobar
Temporary and Travelling Exhibitions Officer
Australian National Maritime Museum
02 9298 3704
Secondary contact
Michelle Linder
02 9298 3781