Thursday, August 16, 2012


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Jeff Carter was an iconic Australian photographer. He provided Australia and the rest of the world with a glimpse into the lives of our bush folk. His photographs are a true narrative of life in the outback. I watched a documentary about his life the other day INLAND HEART on the ABC and just fell in love with him. He connected with his subjects by taking the time to live with them and experience their lives. He was so down to earth, no airs and graces. You can see in his photographs how relaxed the people were, they trusted him and he didn't take advantage of that. In the documentary, he travelled back to visit some people he photographed over 50 years ago and they all had fond memories of the time spent together. 

All images copyright Jeff Carter Estate 

Jeff carter, Tobacco Road, Ovens Valley 1956
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Jeff Carter, The Drover's Wife, Urisino Bore 1958
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Jeff Carter, The dreamer, Starvation Bore 1963
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The following four images from here

Jeff Carter, Droving

Jeff Carter, The Hop Picker, Ovens Valley 1957

Jeff Carter, The Bullocky Tel 

Jeff Carter, While the billy boils

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