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Publication: Hidden Light: Early Canterbury and West Coast Photography

In 2019 New Zealand's Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū held an exhibition Hidden Light: Early Canterbury and West Coast Photography which highlighted the contribution of pioneering photographers at work in nineteenth-century Te Waipounamu, New Zeland's South Island. Spectacular landscapes by skilled amateurs and professionals join powerful images of tangata whenua, settlers and mining scenes. Unseen work by a small number of early women photographers is also included.

The exhibition publication has been out of print for several years but is now available as a free download with texts from curator Ken Hall and Haruhiko Sameshima.

Details and download here:

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Comment by Dr. Joe Rock on June 13, 2022 at 10:31

This is a fascinating exhibition catalogue with wonderful images and informative essays. Well worth a look!

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