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2009/43/1-3 Photographic prints (30), unmounted blow-ups, black and white (17) and colour (13), photographs by Bruno Benini, with tear sheet (1), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-2000. Click to enlarge.

Unmounted photographic prints by Bruno Benini

Photographed
Born in Italy, Bruno Benini migrated to Australia with his parents in 1935, and established a career as a photographer from the 1950s. Along with Wolfgang Sievers, Mark Strizic, Henry Talbot, Helmut Newton and David Mist, he became one of a group of influential emigre commercial photographers working in post-war Australia. The Museum acquired his photographic archive in early 2009, and this series of photographic prints form an important component of that archive. The series was mostly …

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-3

Object Statement

Photographic prints (30), unmounted blow-ups, black and white (17) and colour (13), photographs by Bruno Benini, with tear sheet (1), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-2000

Physical Description

Photographic prints (30), unmounted blow-ups, black and white (17) and colour (13), photographs by Bruno Benini, with tear sheet (1), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-2000

Production

History

Notes

This object is part of the Bruno Benini photography archive which was acquired by the Powerhouse Museum with the assistance of the Australian Government's National Cultural Heritage Account in 2009.

If Bruno Benini particularly liked a shot he'd taken, he would make a print or as Hazel Benini recalled, 'create a blow-up and then put it up on his studio wall'. The walls of the studio foyer were covered with these, mostly 20 x 24 inch, prints. Some of the prints were damaged over the years and thrown out, however many remain, some with corner pin holes intact. The Benini archive contains photographs showing how the Benini's displayed these prints in the foyer of the studio. These may be some of those prints.

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