Photobook/NZ 2022 Festival Opening

Photobook/NZ 2022 Festival Opening

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, fourth floor

55 Cable Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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Join us to celebrate the launch of Photobook/NZ 2022 Festival and opening of Worlds Within: Photobooks of Aotearoa New Zealend exhibition.

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Photobook/NZ 2022 Festival kicks off with a launch event and exhibition opening for Worlds Within: Photobooks of Aotearoa New Zealand, curated by Athol McCredie.

Join us for drinks, nibbles and speeches, along with a cash bar.

This exhibition of photobooks from Te Papa's collection lifts the lid on the photobook phenomenon. It will show examples of books that the publishing industry would once have termed illustrated books but which we can now understand as works of personal expression, as photobooks (even though the term didn’t exist when they were made). These include John Pascoe’s 1950 classic, The Mountains, the Bush & the Sea and Les Cleveland’s 1966 photo/text essay, The Silent Land.

It also represents contemporary self-published photobooks like Bruce Connew’s tiny I Saw You, of surveillance-like images, and Saynab Muse’s 2019 Imaanshaha on her Somalian refugee family living in Auckland.

The show will be on display level 5, with drinks and nibbles on level 4.

Following the opening, stay on for the Peter Turner Lecture, presented in conjunction with Massey University in the Soundings Theatre. Please RSVP for this year's talk from the legendary Fiona Clark here.

RSVP for opening must be done before 7 August, due to catering.

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