Greg Weight

Greg Weight (born 2 December 1946 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian photographer specialising in fine art photography and portraiture. Greg was the inaugural winner of the Australian Photographic Portrait Prize in 2003[1] and his book Australian Artists, portraits by Greg Weight was published by Chapter and Verse in 2004.[2] He was a member of the Yellow House artist's collective in the early 1970s.

Margaret OlleyEdit

Before Margaret Olley's death, Greg Weight had been photographing her latest paintings in preparation for her next show. The day before her death, Weight was about to load the last painting into his car, ready to take back to his studio, when she stopped him and said "No, not that one. I want to do a bit more on it. Come back tomorrow. See you tomorrow at two" and then kissed him. He received a phone call the next morning to say that she had died during the night. After her death, Weight was compelled to go back to her house and record that intimate space before anything was moved. "Photographic Studies from the Studio of Margaret Olley", was exhibited at Australian Galleries, Sydney in 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Photographic Portrait Prize Winners.
  2. ^ Chapter and Verse "Publishers of Fine Australian Photography."

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