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Short stories about great photographs

Te Papa curator Athol McCredie shares stories about seven photographs from <EM>New Zealand Photography Collected</EM>.


<P>‘How do you decide what a great photograph is? How do you define that?’</P> <P>Museum collections are full of photographs that have lost their original, personal meanings. But in a new context, such as an exhibition, new meanings emerge. </P> <P>Te Papa’s photography curator, Athol McCredie, shares stories about seven photographs from his book and exhibition <EM>New Zealand Photography Collected</EM>.</P> <P>The exhibition was part of <EM>Ng&#257; Toi</EM> ¦ <EM>Arts Te Papa</EM>, Season Five, on display from October 2015 to August 2016.</P> <P>Copies of the book <A href="https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/about/te-papa-press/art-titles/recent-title-new-zealand-photography-collected"><EM>New Zealand Photography Collected</EM></A>, published by Te Papa Press, are available from <A href="http://www.tepapastore.co.nz/collections/te-papa-press/products/forthcoming-new-zealand-photography-collected?variant=6535845125">Te Papa Store</A>, and good bookshops.</P>

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Peter Andrew King, moulder, cast iron foundry, Christchurch, 1981. From the series: Working Men

Glenn Busch, Peter Andrew King, moulder, cast iron foundry, Christchurch, 1981. From the series: Working Men, 1981, black and white photograph, gelatin silver print,
Purchased 1983.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz