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A singular photograph: Olive Cotton's Sea's awakening

Ennis, Helen D


In 1937 Australian photographer Olive Cotton photographed the sea from the headland at Newport Beach, producing Sea's awakening, one of the most sublime images of her career. This essay considers the photograph in depth as part of an ongoing search for developing alternative means of analysing and interpreting photographs. It is premised on the conviction that photographic history is limited as a means of illumination and uses an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from other fields including...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Australian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2011.617382


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