Poignant, Axel (1906-1986)

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Artist; Photographer
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35426614
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-948515

Biographies

Axel Poignant (1906-1986) is one of the most influential photographers of Australia’s new documentary movement and, in over five decades' work, proved himself a master of the photographic essay and documentary cinematography.

  • 1926

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Axel Piognant retrospective
  • Axel Poignant: photographs 1922-1980: a retrospective exhibition
  • Axel Poignant
  • Axel Poignant retrospective
  • Axel Poignant, Photographer, The Formative Years 1929-1942
  • '6 Photographers'
  • (see also) Humphreys, Jennifer
  • (see also) Poignant, Roslyn

Resources for Axel Poignant

Resources by Axel Poignant (282)

  1. Australian letters
    Stow, Randolph, 1935-2010
    [ Book : 1958 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 177,588.297)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 177,588.297)

  2. Papers
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1940-1952 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 173,902.297)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 173,902.297)

  3. Axel Poignant : Australien land och manniskor
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    Languages: Swedish
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 173,268.281)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 173,268.281)

  4. Pharmaceutical and genealogical notebook
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1492-1902 ]
    Languages: French;Swedish;German, [2 others]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 170,988.109)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 170,988.109)

  5. Self portrait in a bedroom mirror, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1983 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Self portrait in a bedroom mirror, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 168,490.125)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 168,490.125)

  6. Self-portrait, aged sixteen, Sweden, 1922 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1922 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Self-portrait, aged sixteen, Sweden, 1922 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167,891.516)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167,891.516)

  7. Silhouette of Faster Mi, father's sister, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Silhouette of Faster Mi, father's sister, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 166,757.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 166,757.391)

  8. Farewell to the English aunts, London, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1926-1981 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Farewell to the English aunts, London, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 152,096.688)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 152,096.688)

  9. Sunset through the bedroom window, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1983 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Sunset through the bedroom window, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 148,725.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 148,725.859)

  10. On the Canning Stock Route, 1942 : Axel Poignant : February 19th, 1991 to March 16th, 1991, Hogarth Galleries
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 143,946.891)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 143,946.891)

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Resources about Axel Poignant (38)

  1. Australian letters
    Stow, Randolph, 1935-2010
    [ Book : 1958 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 178,501.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 178,501.859)

  2. Papers
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1940-1952 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 173,205.984)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 173,205.984)

  3. Axel Poignant : Australien land och manniskor
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    Languages: Swedish
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 172,770.562)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 172,770.562)

  4. Pharmaceutical and genealogical notebook
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1492-1902 ]
    Languages: French;Swedish;German, [2 others]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 170,184.203)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 170,184.203)

  5. Self portrait in a bedroom mirror, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1983 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Self portrait in a bedroom mirror, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167,796.344)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167,796.344)

  6. Self-portrait, aged sixteen, Sweden, 1922 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1922 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Self-portrait, aged sixteen, Sweden, 1922 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167,198.375)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167,198.375)

  7. Silhouette of Faster Mi, father's sister, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Silhouette of Faster Mi, father's sister, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 166,354.703)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 166,354.703)

  8. Farewell to the English aunts, London, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1926-1981 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Farewell to the English aunts, London, England, 1926 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 151,086.906)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 151,086.906)

  9. Sunset through the bedroom window, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
    [ Photograph : 1983 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Sunset through the bedroom window, Oakcroft Road, London, January 1983 / Axel Poignant
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 147,849.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 147,849.094)

  10. [Axel Poignant : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Published : 1942 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 146,431.469)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 146,431.469)

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  1. AXEL POIGNANT He Came To Play Tennis
    Smith's Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1919 - 1950) Saturday 19 July 1947 p 15 Article Illustrated
    ... 12, 1906. All the same, his father was Scandinavian, a Swede serving in the British Army. His mother ... / AXEL POIGNANT He Came To Play Tennis nnkE came to Australia 1 p. | primarily to get the v ... 700 words
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  2. A narrative gently unfolds in Poignant's photos Arts & Entertainment
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 25 July 1993 p 20 Article
    ... wrote the texts that accompany them. Swedish-born Axel Poignant (1906-1986) is best known for his ... , photographs by Axel Poignant. National Library of Australia, Parkes. Monday-Thursday 9am to 9pm, Friday ... 560 words
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    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 16 April 1966 p 10 Article Illustrated
    ... AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS. By Axel Poig.iinnt. Augus and Robert son. Price $4-95. 'JpHE task of the animal ... 475 words
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  1. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 20 August 1942 [Issue No.225] p 2070

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    ... , 10 lluthven-a venue, Adelaide, South Australia. Poignant, Harald Emil Axel, London Court, Hay ... , 8th July, 1942. Decker, Oskar, c/o Mr. D. Hilder, Picton, New South Wales. Josephson, Axel Valentine ... 617 words
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  2. DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND DEVELOPMENT.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 2 July 1942 [Issue No.183] p 1581

    Government Gazette Tenders And Contracts

    ... —Micropliotograpliy of documents, £257 16s. —Axel Poignant, Perth. 9340 Req. 2600.—6 " Mars " lathe, pow er grinder ... 4432 words
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  2. Axel Poignant. -Photographs of Aboriginal people-
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    [ Article : 1991 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 852.718)

  3. Indigenous connections: Nolan's designs, Axel Poignant's photographs
    Wilson, Natalie
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    [ Article : 2007 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 354.927)

  4. The photographic witness: ethnography and (the) image. -Roslyn Poignant interviewed by Losche, Diane-
    Poignant, Roslyn
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    [ Article : 1991 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 348.04)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 348.04)

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  2. Axel Poignant photographs 1922-1980 : a retrospective exhibition of the work of Axel Poignant, born 1906, mounted by the Art Gallery of New South Wales
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    [ Book : 1982 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,154.905)

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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 389.803)

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    [ Book : 1972 ]
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  1. Indian Dance in Australia
    Indian Dance in Australia
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    Since the late 1940s Australian audiences have been exposed to the highly stylised features of Indian dance, themes of Hindu mythology and the epic legends of the Ramayana and Mahabharata that are ...

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    The Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor was choreographed by Michel Fokine for the first Paris season of the Diaghilev Ballets Russes in 1909. Based on the second act of the opera Princ...

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    The Dandre-Levitoff Russian Ballet, which toured Australia from late 1934 to early 1935, was directed by Victor Dandre in conjunction with the impresario Alexander Levitoff. Dandre was Anna Pavlov...

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  2. Interim report 24 July 1992 : grant 91/4160 [Final report on Maningrida field work into Axel Poignants photographic diary of stay at Nagalarramba, Westbank Liverpool River 1952] / Roslyn Pognant
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    [ Unpublished : 1992 ]
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  3. Nancy Phelan further literary papers, 1946-1999
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    [ Unpublished : 1946-1999 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Mr Ron Maslyn Williams & Mr Axel Poignant, ex Weekend Magazine, Sept. 3, 1955
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  2. Roslyn Poignant interviewed by Martin Thomas
    Poignant, Roslyn, 1927-2019
    [ Sound : 2004 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 449.783)

  3. Traditional songs from Northern and Central Australia (POIGNANT_A01)
    Poignant, Axel
    [ Sound : 1940-1949 ]
    Languages: Australian languages
    At AIATSIS Collections
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 238.098)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 238.098)

  4. Down in the forest
    Australian National Film Board
    [ Video : 1953 ]
    At Moving Image Coll
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.527)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.527)