Recommended reading and watching

Peter Peryer - Laurence Aberhart
Peter Peryer, Laurence Aberhart, 2010

The list of resources that follows includes some of my favourite books about the photo-artists in this book. There are plenty of smaller catalogues and publications which are also well worth looking for. (The websites of individual artists will lead you to them.) The magazine Art New Zealand, throughout its forty-year history, has published consistently great features on contemporary and historical NZ photography. You can also look at the PhotoForum magazine website.

The resources below are arranged alphabetically, by surname of the photographer.

LAURENCE ABERHART
Nature Morte, Robert Leonard and Peter Ireland, National Art Gallery 1990
All Gates Open, Sarjeant Gallery 1999
Aberhart, Laurence Aberhart with essays by Gregory O’Brien and Justin Paton, VUP 2007
Anzac – Laurence Aberhart, VUP 2014
Laurence Aberhart’s website »

MARK ADAMS
Land of Memories, Harry Evison, Tandem 1993

Rauro, Nicholas Thomas et al., Otago University Press 2009

EDITH AMITUANAI
Edith Amituani’s website »

GRETA ANDERSON

Greta Anderson’s website »

WAYNE BARRAR
Shifting Nature: Photographs by Wayne Barrar, with essay by Geoff Park, Otago University Press 2001
Wayne Barrar – An Expanding Subterra, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2010
Torbay ti kouka: A New Zealand tree in the English Riviera: Photographs by Wayne Barrar, with essays by Peter Simpson and Philip Simpson, University of Plymouth Press 2011
Wayne Barrar’s website »
Short film about Wayne Barrar »

HARVEY BENGE
Four Parts Religion, Six Parts Sin, PhotoForum 1993
Not Here Not There, Dewi Lewis Publishing UK 1998
Lucky Box; a guide to modern living, Dewi Lewis Publishing UK 2001
You won’t be with me tomorrow, FAQEDITIONS 2009
Against Forgetting, FAQEDITIONS 2010
Harvey Benge’s website »

Short film about Harvey Benge »

VICTORIA BIRKINSHAW
Victoria Birkinshaw’s website »

PETER BLACK
Fifty photographs, National Art Gallery 1982
White horse, black dog, Sport 15 1995
Real Fiction, Sport 30 2003
I loved you the moment I saw you, VUP 2011
Peter Black’s website »

Short film about Peter Black »

GARY BLACKMAN
Gary Blackman Survey, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2003

BRIAN BRAKE

Brian Brake: Lens on the World, ed. Athol McCredie, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 2010

GLENN BUSCH
Working Men, National Art Gallery 1984
Glenn Busch’s page on the Auckland Art Gallery website »

BEN CAUCHI
The Evening Hours, VUP 2013
Ben Cauchi’s website »

Short film about Ben Cauchi »

BRUCE CONNEW
South Africa, with Vernon Wright, Hodder & Stoughton 1987
On the way to an ambush, VUP 1999
Stopover, VUP 2007
Muttonbirds: part of a story, with Dean Tiemi Te Au, City Gallery Wellington 2005
I must behave, Vapour Momenta 2009
Bruce Connew’s website »

DAVID COOK
River/Road, Rim Books 2011
Meet Me in the Square: Christchurch 1983–1987, Christchurch Art Gallery 2015

David Cook’s website »

CHRIS CORSON-SCOTT
Chris Corson Scott’s website »

ROBERT CROSS
Moments of Invention; Portraits of 19 New Zealand Writers
, with Gregory O’Brien, Heinemann Reed 1988
Writing Wellington, ed. Roger Robinson, VUP 1999

Robert Cross’s website »

EDWARDS + JOHANN
Edwards + Johann’s website »

BRUCE FOSTER
Last Saturday, text by Lloyd Jones, VUP
Citizen of Santiago, poems by Gregory O’Brien, Trapeze 2013

Film about the Kermadec project (includes footage of Jason O’Hara and Robin White at work) »

MARTI FRIEDLANDER
Moko: The Art of Maori Tattooing
, with Michael King, Alister Taylor 1972
Contemporary New Zealand Painters A–M, with Jim and Mary Barr, Alister Taylor 1980
Marti Friedlander Photographs, with Ron Brownson, Godwit/Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 2001
Marti Friedlander, Leonard Bell, AUP 2009
Self-Portrait, Marti Friedlander with Hugo Manson, AUP 2013
Marti Friedlander’s website »
Short film about Marti Friedlander »

DARREN GLASS

A Field Guide to Camera Species, Rim Books 2009

FLORIAN HABICHT
Florian Habicht’s website »

GIL HANLY

Short film of Gil Hanly talking about the Rainbow Warrior bombing »

NGAHUIA HARRISON
Ngahuia Harrison’s website »

SAM HARTNETT

Sam Hartnett’s website »

GAVIN HIPKINS
The Homely, City Gallery Wellington 2001
Trailer for Gavin Hipkins’s film ‘Erewhon’ »

FRANK HOFMANN

From Prague to Auckland: The Photography of Frank Hofmann (1916–1989), with Leonard Bell, Gus Fisher Gallery 2011

ERIC LEE-JOHNSON
No Road to Follow, Eric Lee-Johnson, Godwit 1994
Eric Lee-Johnson: Artist with a Camera, PhotoForum 1999

MEGAN JENKINSON
Under The Aegis: The Virtues, with Marina Warner
, Fortuna Press, 1997

Megan Jenkinson’s website »

PAUL JOHNS
Paul Johns’s website »

GLENN JOWITT
Race Day, essay by Vincent O’Sullivan, Collins 1982
Images Pacifique, Paradise Publications 1986
Pacific Island Style, David Bateman 1999
Pacific Pattern, Thames and Hudson 2005

SHIGEYUKI KIHARA
Shigeyuki Kihara’s website »

JAE HOON LEE

Jae Hoon Lee’s website »

LEN LYE
Len Lye: A Biography, Roger Horrocks, AUP 2001
Art That Moves: The Work of Len Lye, Roger Horrocks, AUP 2009
Len Lye, edited by Tyler Cann and Wystan Curnow, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery 2009
Two examples of Len Lye’s experimental film-making:
Tusalava »
Rainbow Dance »

GABRIELLE MCKONE
Catch My Eye, Karaka Books 2012

Gabrielle McKone’s website »

MARY MACPHERSON
Old New World, Lopdell House/PhotoForum 2012
Mary Macpherson’s website (including creative writing + photography) »

ADRIENNE MARTYN
Portraits: A Survey 1979-1987, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 1988

Adrienne Martyn’s website »

ROBIN MORRISON
The South Island of New Zealand from the Road, Alister Taylor 1981
Sense of Place, Seto Publishing 1984
A Land Apart: The Chatham Islands of New Zealand, with Michael King, Random House 1993
The Coromandel, with Michael King, Tandem 2004
Robin Morrison’s website »
Short film about Robin Morrison »

ANNE NOBLE
States of Grace, with Justin Paton et. al., Dunedin Public Art Gallery/VUP 2001

Short film about Anne Noble’s photo series, ‘Ruby’s Room’ »

JASON O’HARA
Kermadec: Nine Artists in the South Pacific, Tauranga Art Gallery/Pew 2011
Jason O’Hara’s website »

FIONA PARDINGTON
Fiona Pardington’s website »

NEIL PARDINGTON

The Vault: Neil Pardington, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhatu 2009
Neil Pardington’s website »

JOHN PASCOE
Witness to Change: Life in New Zealand: Photographs, 1940-1965, with Janet Bayly, Les Cleveland, Ans & Athol McCredie, PhotoForum 1985

PETER PERYER
Peter Peryer: Photographs, Sarjeant 1985
Second Nature, with Gregory Burke and Peter Weiermair, Edition Stemmle 1995
Peter Peryer, Photographer, with essays by Peter Simpson, AUP 2008
Interview with Peter Peryer (video) »

LISA REIHANA
In Pursuit of Venus (infected), Auckland Art Gallery exhibition catalogue 2015

Lisa Reihana’s website »

LUCIEN RIZOS
A Man Walks Out of a Bar: Lucien Rizos, New Zealand Photographs, 1979–1982, with essays by Damian Skinner and Ian Wedde, Rim Books/PhotoForum 2011
Lucien Rizos’s website »

NATALIE ROBERTSON

Natalie Robertson’s website »

ANDREW ROSS
Fiat Lux: 51 Photographs, VUP 2008

HARUHIKO SAMESHIMA
Bold Centuries: A Photographic History Album, Rim Books 2009
Thinking it through, with Tony Watkins, Karaka Bay Press/Rim Books 2012

ANN SHELTON

Ann Shelton’s website »

MARK SMITH
Mark Smith’s website »

YVONNE TODD
Creamy Psychology, with Robert Leonard et. al., VUP 2015

Yvonne Todd’s website »

JOHN B. TURNER
Te Atatu Me: Photographs of an Urban New Zealand Village, with Grant Cole, Turner PhotoBooks/PhotoForum 2015
John B. Turner’s website »

JULIAN WARD
Face Value, self-published, 1993
Wellingtonia, PhotoForum and Espial 2006
Wellington Streets, Espial 2014

Julian Ward’s website »

BOYD WEBB
Boyd Webb, with Jenny Harper, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 1997

ANS WESTRA
Notes on the country I live in, with James K. Baxter and Tim Shadbolt, Alister Taylor 1972
Witness to Change: Life in New Zealand: Photographs, 1940-1965, with Janet Bayly, Les Cleveland, Ans & Athol McCredie, PhotoForum 1985
Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs, with Lawrence McDonald and ‎Cushla Parekowhai, BWX 2004

Short film about Ans Westra »

ROBIN WHITE
Twenty-Eight Days in Kiribati, with Claudia Pond Eyley, New Women’s Press 1987

General books and some great books about other remarkable New Zealand Photographers

(This is a much-extended version of the list on page 110)

Another 100 New Zealand Artists, Warwick Brown, Godwit 1996

Art at Te Papa, ed. William McAloon, Te Papa Press 2009

Bill Culbert: Making Light Work, Ian Wedde, AUP 2009

Contemporary New Zealand Photography, ed. Lara Strongman & Hannah Holm, Mountain View Press 2007

Craig Potton New Zealand, Craig Potton Publishing 2012

Early New Zealand Photography: Images and Essays, ed. Angela Wanhalla & Erika Wolf, Otago University Press 2011

Imposing Narratives: Beyond the Documentary in Recent New Zealand Photography, Wellington City Gallery 1989

Into the Light: A History of New Zealand Photography, David Eggleton, Craig Potton Publishing 2006

John Kinder’s New Zealand, Ron Brownson, Random House and Auckland Art Gallery 2004

Les Cleveland: Message from the Exterior – Six Decades, City Gallery Wellington/VUP 1998

New Zealand photography from the 1840s to the present: Nga whakaahua o Aotearoa mai i 1840 ki naianei, William Main and John B. Turner, PhotoForum 1993

PhotoForum at 40, Nina Seja et. al., Rim Books 2014

Pictures They Want to Make: Recent New Zealand Photography, Chris Corson-Scott & Edward Hanfling, PhotoForum 2013

New Zealand: A Century of Images, Paul Thompson, Te Papa Press 1998

Oceania: Imagining the Pacific, City Gallery Wellington 2011

Pacific Parallels: Artists and the Landscape in New Zealand, Charles C. Eldredge, NZ/US Arts Foundation 1991

The Nature of Things, Poems from the New Zealand Landscape, ed. James Brown, with photos by Craig Potton, Potton & Burton 2005

The Terrible Boredom of Paradise, Derek Henderson, self-published, 2005

Three New Zealand photographers – Gary Baigent, Richard Collins, John Fields, John B. Turner, Auckland City Art Gallery 1973

Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art, Roger Blackley, Auckland City Art Gallery 1990

Unnerved: the New Zealand Project, Queensland Art Gallery 2010

Views/Exposures: 10 Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, National Art Gallery 1992

Young Country, photographs by William Williams with poems by Kerry Hines, AUP 2014

For a rich array of recent solo and group catalogues, go to the McNamara Gallery’s website »