Jørn Utzon and David Moore

Tomorrow (9th April 2018) is the centenary of the birth of Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House, which is celebrated in an article at the Sydney-Morning Herald.

The article quotes a grand-son of Utson, Mika Utzon Popov, on the role of David Moore in documenting the construction work and the finished structure:

But he does know that his grandfather wanted the world to view the Opera House through the eyes of David Moore, the photographer who documented progress at Bennelong Point in the 14 years it took to build. His grandfather wrote to Moore saying he hoped his photos would be a lasting legacy for the nearly 10,000 construction workers who built it.

“I hope your photos can be seen in Australian magazines because the Sydney Opera House needs to be seen with a great artist’s eye to make people understand its poetic qualities,” he wrote.

See more of the work of David Moore at: 100 photographs portfolio

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