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New Zealand Photography Collected
Curator Athol McCredie talks about this new exhibition
Thursday 12 November 2015, 6pm - 7pm
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
This new exhibition brings over 300 rare and fascinating photographs out of Te Papa’s storerooms and onto the gallery walls. From 19th-century portraits to family snapshots, dramatic landscapes to modern photography, this exhibition includes works by luminaries such as Alfred Burton, Brian Brake, Marti Friedlander, Laurence Aberhart, Anne Noble, and Gavin Hipkins.
Hear Athol McCredie talk about some of his favourite ‘picks’ and why they were selected to be included in the exhibition (and in his associated publication).
Athol McCredie is Curator Photography at Te Papa, where he has worked since 2001. Prior to that he was curator and acting director at Manawatu Art Gallery (now Te Manawa), and he has been involved with photography as researcher, curator and photographer since the 1970s. His publications include Witness to Change (co-authored with Janet Bayly, PhotoForum, 1985), Fields of Golden Daffodils (National Library, 1991) and Brian Brake: Lens on the world (Te Papa Press, 2010).
Feature image: Detail from Queenstown: From the album: Hand coloured views of New Zealand; 1940’s; Whites Aviation. 1945-1960. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa (O.033079)
Members $10.00, non-members $15.00. Bring a friend and pay the member's price (includes free parking).