Famous Australian News Pictures by Harry Gordon
Famous Australian News Pictures
Edited by Harry Gordon
The Macmillan Company of Australia, 1975 [First Edition], b/w photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0333175603
Near Fine Condition, dustjacket a little rubbed with some creasing
'This collection represents such moments in Australian history - when the sublime opportunity combines with the instinct, intelligence, creativity and speed of the press photographer to create a memorable picture. Many of them present stark tragedy. The press photographer is inevitably called upon to witness the excess of man-made and natural violence that make news - floods, fires, collisions, earthquakes, explosions. But there are other moments in history - inspiring, important, thrilling and heart-warming moments that tell us something of significance about our country and our human condition.
Famous Australian News Pictures is edited and introduced by Harry Gordon. As a reporter, foreign correspondent, sports writer, a war correspondent and editor for five years of Australia's largest-selling newspaper, The Sun-News Pictorial, Melbourne, he has witnessed many great news events and has seen many of the great pictures in this book as they emerged from the darkroom.'