Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa
New Zealand Photography Collected
Brings hundreds of rare and fascinating photographs out of Te Papa’s storerooms and onto the gallery walls. From 19th-century portraits to family snapshots, and dramatic landscapes to modern art photography, this inspiring exhibition includes works by luminaries such as Alfred Burton, Brian Brake, Marti Friedlander, Laurence Aberhart, Anne Noble, and Gavin Hipkins.
The exhibition coincides with a major new book from Te Papa Press, New Zealand Photography Collected, written by Te Papa curator Athol McCredie.
New Zealand Photography Collected – find out more.
Celebrates the 150 year anniversary of the museum with a selection of large-scale prints by one of the foremost American photographers of the 1800s, Carleton Watkins. The director of the Colonial Museum, James Hector, acquired the prints in 1888.
Showcases works by Derrick Cherrie, L. Budd, Julian Dashper, and others, that deal with what happens when homes go ‘on display’.
Running alongside New Zealand Photography Collected is a participatory photo sharing project, #tepapaphoto.
Do you have a photo that people will want to see in 100 years? Share it on Instagram with #tepapaphoto. In your caption, tell us why you think it will last the distance.
‘Most of us have collections of photographs, in albums or loose in boxes, on our mobile phone or on social media. Museum collections are different, acquired with the very long term in mind.’ Athol McCredie, Te Papa photography curator
What makes a photo worth keeping forever, for everyone? It might show something rare or unrepeatable. Maybe it captures a historic moment. Or expresses something about ourselves.
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