Snaps - A Photographers' Gallery

Snaps - A Photographers’ Gallery

Auckland

1975 - 1981

In December 1975 Glenn Busch, in conjunction with Tom Elliott and Alan Leatherby, opened Snaps - A Photographers’ Gallery in Airedale Street, Auckland. Later the gallery was run by Murray Cammick (1977) and Gillian Chaplin (1978–1981). In 1980 the “Snaps Collective” was formed to run the Gallery, consisting of Gillian Chaplin, Paul Gilmour, Shirley Gruar, Sheridan Keith, and Diane Quin.

The gallery vacated the Airedale Street space at the end of 1978 after a doubling of rent. It re-opened in Federal Street in March 1979 and closed in 1981.

Snaps had a close relationship with PhotoForum and several exhibitions were shown at both Snaps and the PhotoForum Gallery in Wellington.

John B. Turner.  Glenn Busch (left) and Tom Elliot at the opening of Snaps Gallery , 1975 (exhibition by Max Oettli)

John B. Turner. Glenn Busch (left) and Tom Elliot at the opening of Snaps Gallery, 1975 (exhibition by Max Oettli)

John B. Turner,  Upstairs, Snaps - A Photographers' Gallery , December 1975

John B. Turner, Upstairs, Snaps - A Photographers' Gallery, December 1975

We recently were gifted a trove of posters from Snaps exhibitions, which are reproduced here.

We also present a facsimile of the two part interview with Glenn Busch and Murray Cammick, interviewed by Ted Quinn in 1977. The interview was published in PhotoForum issue numbers 36 and 37.


To view the full interview as a PDF, click on the image above.

To view the full interview as a PDF, click on the image above.