A new photo from the Powerhouse Museum every day
This black and white photographic portrait of Australian artist Mirka Mora was taken by the Italian-born Melbourne-based fashion photographer Bruno Benini, (see RMIT) in 1974. It is part of the Bruno Benini photography archive (1950-2001) currently being acquired by the Powerhouse Museum with funding assistance from the Commonwealth Government’s National Cultural Heritage Account. (read more about this on ABC News.) While the Benini archive contains mostly fashion shots taken between 1950 and the mid-1980s which capture the changing mood of these decades, it also includes a suite of important portraits of actors, writers, dancers, designers and artists like this classic shot of Mirka Mora from the 1970s.
Photography by Bruno Benini
© Estate of Bruno Benini
Post by Anne-Marie Van de Ven, Curator