Olive Cotton

Olive Cotton - Dead Sunflowers, ( From Olive Cotton Photographer, National Library of Australia,

Olive Cotton

Olive Cotton at Spring Forest presented by Helen Ennis

la-journee:  Olive COTTON (Australian) - The shell c 1935

The Photographer’s Shadow' la-journee: Olive COTTON (Australian) - The shell c 1935

Max Dupain by Olive Cotton

Max Dupain by Olive Cotton from Camping trips on Culburra Beach by Max Dupain and Olive Cotton by State Library of New South Wales collectio.

A leading modernist photographer in the 1930s & 40s, when few women had the privilege, Olive Cotton began her career in the heady, between-war years of cosmopolitan Sydney. But not long after the end of World War II, she opted out of her privileged, comfortable life, and chose to move with her husband and two children to country NSW.  She re-emerges in the 1980s, thanks to the research of a group of Melbourne feminists who curated a travelling exhibition on Australian women photographers.

Olive Cotton by Lorrie Graham