when she was 80 years old / 80歳のお祝い

August 17, 2009

1991Australia001

1991 Australia
150 Years of Photography
photo: ‘Tea Cup Ballet’ 1935 by Olive Cotton (1911-2003)

This Australian modernist woman photographer was 80 years old when this stamp was issued.  Very nice way to celebrate history of photography and also achievement of a pioneer female photographer.

この切手が発行された時、写真家オリーブ・コットンは存命で80才でした。女流写真家の開拓期を築きつつも商業的には成功といえなかった彼女が、晩年に代表作が切手になってさぞかし嬉しかっただろうな、と想像します。

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