The New Photography – Life in the 60s and 70sTe Reo Whakaahua Hou – Te noho i ngā tau 60 me ngā tau 70

The 1960s and 1970s were decades of social change and experimentation, and for photography they marked the beginnings of art photography in New Zealand.

When | Āhea

15 Jun – 13 Oct 2019

Where | Ki hea

Toi Art, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free entry

Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
  • wheelchair accessible

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The eight photographers in this exhibition helped forge a bold new style.

The 1960s and 1970s, those decades of social change and experimentation, 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 experience and understand it. And it shifted the emphasis from what was photographed to the photographer and their unique view of the world.

The New Photography: Life in the 60s and 70s examines the work of eight of the key players in this new photographic movement.

See the exhibition – buy the book

Take a look inside The New Photography, edited by curator Athol McCredie

Ans Westra, Winter Show Building, Wellington, 1971. Te Papa (O.020448)

Gary Baigent, Brian Coker, Remuera, Auckland, 1967, 1967. Te Papa (O.030491)

John Daley, Behind Civic Theatre, Auckland, 1969. Te Papa (O.038878)

Len Wesney, On Cook Strait ferry, 1974, 1974. Te Papa (O.028080)

Richard Collins, Pakiri, 1969, 1969. Te Papa (O.030636)

Max Oettli, West Wind Coffee Bar, 1968. Te Papa (O.040779)

John B Turner, Railway conductor, Wellington, 1973. Te Papa (O.040792)

John Fields, Couple, Architects’ Club, Auckland, 1969. Te Papa (O.030401)

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