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New Zealand photography collected / Athol McCredie.

By: McCredie, Athol, 1953- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Te Papa Press, 2015Description: 368 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 32 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780994104144.Subject(s): Photography -- New Zealand | Photography -- History -- New ZealandDDC classification: 770.993
Contents:
1. How we looked : the portrait -- 2. Being there : places and events -- 3. Belonging and aspiring : public photographs -- 4. Pursuing knowledge : museum and science photography -- 5. Conceiving a photographic art : pictorialism and modernism -- 6. Other perspectives : social documentary -- 7. About photography : contemporary work.
Summary: "New Zealand Photography spans the country's history, from early 19th-century portraits of Maori and scenic views to the latest contemporary art photography. The book features more than 350 photographs drawn from the national collection at Te Papa, with each image is beautifully reproduced and accompanied by richly informative descriptions. Author Athol McCredie offers a fresh and compelling narrative that foregrounds photography's wide-ranging uses across portraiture, landscape, science, documentary photography, and art, and contemplates the way it has been collected, both privately and publicly, through time. What emerges is not only an important new history of the photographic medium but also a surprising and powerful portrait of New Zealand. Featured photographers include James Bragge, Leslie Adkin, Burton Brothers, John Pascoe, Brian Brake, Frank Hofmann, Ans Westra, Eric Lee-Johnson, Marti Friedlander, Laurence Aberhart, Ann Shelton, Glenn Jowitt, Anne Noble, Yvonne Todd, and many others" --Publisher's description.
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New Zealand Photography Collected illuminates the richness of New Zealand's photographic tradition, from nineteenth-century portraits and dramatic landscapes to the latest contemporary art photography. The book showcases more than 400 arresting and memorable photographs from the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, accompanied by richly informative descriptions. Featured photographers include James Bragge, Leslie Adkin, Burton Brothers, John Pascoe, Brian Brake, Frank Hofmann, Ans Westra, Eric Lee-Johnson, Marti Friedlander, Laurence Aberhart, Ann Shelton, Glenn Jowitt, Anne Noble, Yvonne Todd and many others. Author Athol McCredie offers a fresh and compelling narrative that foregrounds photography's wide-ranging uses across portraiture, landscape, science, documentary photography, and art, and contemplates photography's wide-ranging uses and how it has been collected - both privately and publicly - through time. What emerges is not only an important new history of the photographic medium but also a surprising and powerful portrait of New Zealand.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. How we looked : the portrait -- 2. Being there : places and events -- 3. Belonging and aspiring : public photographs -- 4. Pursuing knowledge : museum and science photography -- 5. Conceiving a photographic art : pictorialism and modernism -- 6. Other perspectives : social documentary -- 7. About photography : contemporary work.

"New Zealand Photography spans the country's history, from early 19th-century portraits of Maori and scenic views to the latest contemporary art photography. The book features more than 350 photographs drawn from the national collection at Te Papa, with each image is beautifully reproduced and accompanied by richly informative descriptions. Author Athol McCredie offers a fresh and compelling narrative that foregrounds photography's wide-ranging uses across portraiture, landscape, science, documentary photography, and art, and contemplates the way it has been collected, both privately and publicly, through time. What emerges is not only an important new history of the photographic medium but also a surprising and powerful portrait of New Zealand. Featured photographers include James Bragge, Leslie Adkin, Burton Brothers, John Pascoe, Brian Brake, Frank Hofmann, Ans Westra, Eric Lee-Johnson, Marti Friedlander, Laurence Aberhart, Ann Shelton, Glenn Jowitt, Anne Noble, Yvonne Todd, and many others" --Publisher's description.

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