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The New Photography – Life in the 60s and 70s Te 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.

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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.

The New Photographers in their own words

Curator Athol McCredie talks to the photographers featured in the exhibition

See the exhibition – buy the book

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

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