Art photography in Sixties New Zealand
There's so much more to the 1960s than the hippy movement and free love. And in New Zealand photographers were out on the streets and inside homes, recording everyday life and creating what we now call art photography. The work of eight photographers who were are the forefront of that movement is the focus of a new book and exhibition called The New Photography. Te Papa's Photography curator Athol McCredie set strict criteria when narrowing down his selection that includes Gary Baigent, Ans Westra, John Daley and Len Wesney. Lynn Freeman visited Athol at the gallery during installation, and first asked him to explain how he came up with his short list. The New Photography exhibition opens at Te Papa on the15th of June and the book of the same name is published by Te Papa Press.