Greatness: Tracey Moffatt’s ‘Fourth’

With Olympic fever running as high as it can be in the UK, I am reminded daily of Australian photographer Tracey Moffatt’s insightful work Fourth from 2001. Sitting in front of her TV during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, she focussed her lens on the athletes that just missed medal status and the moment when they realised how close they had come. The images are compelling and I can’t help seeking out these same expressions during this year’s coverage of ‘London 2012’, and as Moffatt herself remarks, “it’s a set look”.

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Tracey Moffatt

Fourth #18, 2001
Cat #18
Colour print on canvas
36 × 46cm
series of 26
Edition of 25

Tracey Moffat Fourth #16

Tracey Moffatt
Fourth #16, 2001
Cat #16
Colour print on canvas
36 × 46cm
series of 26
Edition of 25

Tracey Moffatt
Fourth #26, 2001
Cat #26
Colour print on canvas
36 × 46cm
series of 26
Edition of 25

See more images via the roslyn oxley9 gallery website

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