Morning mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania

    1980

    Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

    Photo Credit: Peter Dombrovskis

    Granite beach, Southwest National Park, Tasmania

    1983

    Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

    Photo Credit: Peter Dombrovskis

    Lake Oberon, Western Arthur Range, Southwest National Park, Tasmania

    1988

    Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

    Photo Credit: Peter Dombrovskis

    Morning light on Little Horn, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

    1995

    Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

    Photo Credit: Peter Dombrovskis

    Myrtle tree in rainforest at Mount Anne, Southwest National Park, Tasmania

    1984

    Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

    Photo Credit: Peter Dombrovskis

    Reflection pool, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania

    1990

    Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

    Photo Credit: Peter Dombrovskis

    Richea scoparia in bloom below Halls Buttress, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania

    1992

    Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis

    Photo Credit: Peter Dombrovskis

In pictures: the photographs of Peter Dombrovskis

By AG Staff | February 20, 2019

A new exhibit shines a light on one of Australia’s pioneering landscape photographers, Peter Dombrovskis.

Peter Dombrovskis (1945–96) was one of the world’s foremost wilderness photographers. His images changed the way Australians think about their environment by making remote nature accessible through photography.

Through their use in environmental campaigns such as the ‘No Dams’ movement of 1982, his powerful, reflective and deeply personal images of the unique Tasmanian wilderness have had a lasting impact. Seldom in the history of photography has there been as clear an example of visual culture bearing such political sway.

Presenting a vast sweep of the artist’s images, Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild is a collection from his extensive library of poignant images, being showcased for a limited time at the Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria.

The exhibition runs from 9 March to 12 May 2019.