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New Zealanders in focus : the documentary photography of Peter James Quinn / introduction by Vaughan Yarwood.

By: Quinn, Peter (Peter James).
Contributor(s): Yarwood, Vaughan [writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand. : Kowhai Publishing Ltd, 2010Description: 208 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 33 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473170509; 0473170507.Subject(s): Quinn, Peter (Peter James) | Documentary photography -- New Zealand | Photography -- New Zealand | New Zealand -- Social life and customs | New Zealand -- Pictorial worksGenre/Form: Pictorial works.DDC classification: 305.82300222 Summary: "From its inception in 1989, New Zealand Geographic magazine has sought to document the changing face of our nation, our environment and our people. Photography has been central to that task, but it is photography of a special kind. While almost any photographer can capture a revealing photo of an unfamiliar scene, creating an insightful image of the familiar is a different art entirely. This is Peter Quinn's great challenge every time he lifts the viewfinder to his eye. For two decades he has trained his lens upon the lives and circumstances of New Zealanders - in their homes, at their places of work, worship or recreation. On each occasion he has attempted to tear away the gauze of familiarity that clouds our vision and reveal the nuanced, diverse and unique country and culture in which we live."-- Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Peter James Quinn is one of New Zealand's preeminent social documentary photographers. His images are revealing, offering insights into the nature of society we thought we knew well. His are images of humanity, pride, sadness, unbridled joy all approached with compassion and humour.

"New Zealand Geographic"--Jacket.

"From its inception in 1989, New Zealand Geographic magazine has sought to document the changing face of our nation, our environment and our people. Photography has been central to that task, but it is photography of a special kind. While almost any photographer can capture a revealing photo of an unfamiliar scene, creating an insightful image of the familiar is a different art entirely. This is Peter Quinn's great challenge every time he lifts the viewfinder to his eye. For two decades he has trained his lens upon the lives and circumstances of New Zealanders - in their homes, at their places of work, worship or recreation. On each occasion he has attempted to tear away the gauze of familiarity that clouds our vision and reveal the nuanced, diverse and unique country and culture in which we live."-- Publisher's description.