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Brian Brake: Lens on the world 

Experience the life's work of New Zealand's internationally renowned photographer

  • Offerings to the unknown dead, Kyōto, Japan (Toshi Satow offering a candle), 1964. Taken for a series on Japan for Life. Photograph by Brian Brake. CT.059863
  • Pablo Picasso, son Claude and Jean Cocteau at a bullfight, Vallauris, France, 1955.  Photograph by Brian Brake. E.004028/24
  • Gathering dyed cloth on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad, India, 1958. Photograph by Brian Brake. CT.035380
  • Camel rider of the Aden Protectorate Levies beside a jet plane on the RAF airfield, Aden, Yemen, 1956. Photograph by Brian Brake. CT.048387
  • Milford Sound, Fiordland, 1960.Taken for New Zealand, gift of the sea (1963). Photograph by Brian Brake. CT.032645
  • Cheerleader at a Waseda University versus Keio University baseball game, Tōkyō, Japan, 1964. Taken for a series on Japan for Life. Photograph by Brian Brake. CT.059870
  • Monsoon girl, 1960. From the ‘Monsoon’ series. Photograph by Brian Brake. CT.035625

Brian Brake: Lens on the world
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Brake's work

Brian Brake, 1960. Photographer unknownFind out more about the exhibition, and about Brake's life and work. More>>

 

For teachers

Camel rider of the Aden Protectorate Levies beside a jet plane on the RAF airfield at Khormaksar, near Aden, Yemen, 1956Introduce your students to the work of New Zealand's best-known photographer, Brian Brake. More>>

Take home a Brake

Jaipur, India, 1960Te Papa Picture Library has a superb selection of gallery-quality Brian Brake prints available for purchase. More>>


Te Papa gratefully acknowledges the gift of the Brian Brake collection by Wai-man Lau.



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