History in the Taking - Forty Years of PhotoForum

History in the Taking: 40 Years of PhotoForum

6 to 28 June 2014, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

14 March to 14 June 2015, City Gallery Wellington

22 Aug to 15 Nov 2015, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

To mark forty years of PhotoForum and the publication of PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand by Nina Seja, History in the Taking: 40 years of PhotoForum was curated by Geoffrey H. Short and Nina Seja in collaboration with the Gus Fisher Gallery.

Including work by: Dr A.C. Barker, Alfred H. Burton, William or Frederick Tyree, James McAllister, G. Leslie Adkin, Edward Weston, H. E. Gaze, Tom Hutchins, Eric Lee-Johnson, Ans Westra, Larence N. Shustak, John Fields, Harvey Benge, Joseph D. Jachna, Simon Buis, Gary Baigent, Charles McKenzie, Clive Stone, Allan McDonald, Len Wesney, Alan Leatherby, Bryan James, John Miller, Max Oettli, Paul Gilbert, Mac Miller, Glenn Busch,, Justin Boroughs, Fiona Clark, Neill Chitty, Rachael Feather, Sharyn Young, Reg Feuz, Rhondda Bosworth, Tom Elliott, Robin Morrison, Peter Peryer, John B. Turner, Bruce Connew, Desmond Kelly, Gary Blackman, Kapil Arn, Merylyn Tweedie, Reg Feuz, Richard Wotton, Jae Renaut, Terry O’Connor, Murray Cammick, Tom Fraser, Bruce Foster, Anne Noble, Leslie Haines, Laurence Aberhart, Peter Black, Gillian Chaplin, Sally Symes, Glenn Jowitt, Megan Jenkinson, Stuart Page, Lucien Rizos, Barney Brewster, Jane Zusters, Anne Noble, Ken Browning, Geoffrey H. Short, Gabrielle McKone, Gil Hanly, Janet Bayly, Marie Shannon, Margaret Dawson, Stuart Sontier, Jon Carapiet, Fiona Pardington, Simon Young, Jocelyn Carlin, Greta Anderson, Darren Glass, Kevin Capon, Murray Hedwig, David Milton Browne, Wayne Barrar, sada, Rebecca Swan, Jenny Tomlin, Haruhiko Sameshima, David Cook, Mary Macpherson, Julian Ward, Robyn Hoonhout, Joyce Campbell, Jan Young, Geoffrey Heath, Jennifer Mason, Sam Hartnett, Roberta Thornley, Ngahuia Harrison, Timothy J. Veling, Chris Corson-Scott.

Reviews: Peter Ireland (EyeContact), Mary Macpherson
T. J. McNamara (NZ Herald), Rebecca Fox (Otago Daily Times)

Installation photos at Gus Fisher Gallery by Sam Hartnett.

 

View a list of works as a PDF here.


History in the Taking: 40 Years of PhotoForum

Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
6 - 28 June 2014
Curated by Nina Seja and Geoffrey H. Short
Opening: Friday 6 June 2014, at 5.30pm with opening speaker Rob Garrett, art consultant and early PhotoForum exhibitor.

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

Also opening on the same evening (lower foyer): Mary Macpherson - selected Auckland images from the Bent series.

2pm, Saturday 7 June
The history of the Wellington branch of PhotoForum is outlined by Mary Macpherson, with a guided tour of her exhibition Bent
 
1pm, Saturday 14 June
PhotoForum member Haru Sameshima and Director Geoffrey Short discuss the history of the organisation with Ron Brownson, Senior Curator (New Zealand and Pacific) Auckland Art Gallery and author of the book PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand, Nina Seja

1pm, Saturday 21 June
Athol McCredie, Photography Curator, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, will discuss the collection of photographs on display in Gallery One for the exhibition History in the Taking: 40 Years of PhotoForum.

1pm, Saturday 28 June
PhotoForum member Rhondda Bosworth discusses her photographic work in the exhibition.

2pm, Saturday 28 June
Launch of the book PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand commissioned by PhotoForum Director Geoffrey H. Short and Jan Young on behalf of PhotoForum Inc. and written by photographic historian Nina Seja.