The New Photography: New Zealand's First-Generation Contemporary Photographers

New Zealand’s photographer pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s.

The New Photography_Athol McCredie

Edited by Athol McCredie

Publication date: June 2019
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $70.00
Extent: 216 pages
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-9951031-9-1

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In this handsome book, leading photography curator Athol McCredie tells the story of the beginnings of contemporary photography – also known as art photography – in New Zealand. Through interviews with the photographers Gary Baigent, Richard Collins, John Daley, John Fields, Max Oettli, John B Turner, Len Wesney and Ans Westra, and accompanied by an outstanding introductory essay, McCredie shows how the break-through approach of personal documentary photography created a new field of photography in New Zealand that was not simply illustrative but rather spoke for itself and with its own language.

Reviews

From the Winter issue of Art News, “To those of us who have always had wide access to both cameras and imagery … The New Photography is a timely reminder of the beginnings of New Zealand contemporary photography.”

About the editor

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 an author, researcher, curator and photographer since the 1970s. His most recent book is New Zealand Photography Collected (Te Papa Press) which was shortlisted for the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Publication date: June 2019
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $70.00
Extent: 216 pages
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-9951031-9-1

Buy the book here