17 June, 2009
Peter Dombrovskis - NLA
The Library has purchased a stunning collection of over 3000 Peter Dombrovskis transparencies, which arrived in early June.
The Pictures Collection was the happy beneficiary of the winding down of the wilderness publishing activities of Liz Dombrovskis, widow of renowned wilderness photographer Peter Dombrovskis. The transparencies are a significant record of the role of wilderness photography in conservation campaigns.
In 1982, Dombrovskis' photograph Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, was used as the visual spearhead of the successful campaign against the construction of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania.