“The New Photography’, is an exhibition and book of New Zealand’s photographer pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s. The eight photographers in this exhibition, Gary Baigent, Richard Collins, John Daley, John Fields, Max Oettli, John B Turner, Len Wesney and Ans Westra helped forge a bold new style. The 1960s and 1970s, those decades of social changes and experimentations, were the start of all sorts of things in New Zealand. For photography they marked the beginnings of contemporary, or art, photography. This new photography began as documentary, recording life as it happened. It was personal, using the camera to capture […]
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