Axel Poignant. Roslyn Poignant, b.1927 Aust.
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Axel Poignant

1969. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, initialled in pencil on image lower left, titled and signed in pencil with typed caption and date “Raiatea, 1969” verso, 13.5 x 9.8cm. Discolouration to left portion of image, minor chips to edges.

Academic, writer, anthropologist and curator Roslyn Poignant and husband Axel Poignant (1906-1986), a British-born photographer, travelled together extensively from the 1950s. Their trip to the Pacific in 1969 provided the research for two children’s books, one about Raiatea in the Society Islands, Polynesia; the other about Papua New Guinea. Ref: British Museum.

Item #CL178-128

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