Life of Australia in the Early 20th Century Through Harold Cazneaux’s Lens

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Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) was an Australian pictorialist photographer; a pioneer whose style had an indelible impact on the development of Australian photographic history.

Life of Australia in the early 20th century taken by Harold Cazneaux
In 1916, Cazneaux was a founding member of the Pictorialist Sydney Camera Circle. As a regular participator in national and international exhibitions, Cazneaux was unfaltering in his desire to contribute to the discussion about the photography of his times. He created some of the most memorable images of the early twentieth century.
These amazing photos are part of his work that Cazneaux documented everyday life of Australia from between the 1900s and 1930s.
Cabbies, Bridge Street, Sydney, 1904

Untitled (hurrying figures in Martin Place), circa 1904

Lighting up, Albion Street, Surry Hills, 1906

Paddy’s Market, 1906

Evening falls, circa 1908

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