John Fields, Max Oettli

John Fields, Max Oettli

Photospace Gallery
37 Courtenay Place, Wellington

14 June-13 July 2019

Opening 13 June, 5:00 - 7:00pm

David Langman will be giving a talk on the photography of John Fields on Monday 8 July. The talk will start at 5.30pm

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Max Oettli
Born in Switzerland in 1947 and educated at Auckland and Geneva Universities, Max Oettli is a photographer, writer, and teacher. His last appointment was as Principal Lecturer, photography, at the Dunedin School of Art. He has been living between Wellington and Geneva.

Recently he deposited and catalogued his New Zealand photographs 1966-76 at the Alexander Turnbull Library. A major show is in preparation at the Auckland Art Gallery, and he is featured in the Te Papa exhibition 'The New Photography' beginning mid-June 2019.

This is Photospace's first exhibition of Max Oettli's photography. We look forward to exhibiting a larger selection of his vintage and recent work in future.

Max Oettli:  Man pushing through crowd, Auckland,  1972, silver-gelatin vintage print.

Max Oettli: Man pushing through crowd, Auckland, 1972, silver-gelatin vintage print.

John Fields
Photospace gallery in conjunction with Galerie Langman present two series of photographs by the late John Fields:
A portrait of a house - Step back in time to John Fields' forensic study of a humble abode in The Residence of Ivan Millett Esq. 1969-70.
A blast from the past - Experience the freewheeling ambience of a beer at The Kiwi Hotel 1973-75.
All new prints - pigment on 100% cotton rag.

Photospace Gallery has exhibited John Fields' work in 2008 (Forty Years Ago Today) and 2016 (Signature Series). Along with the two featured series (new, digital prints), we are exhibiting select vintage prints by John Fields in gallery room 4 - the office. For more information of John Field’s work visit

John Fields: Kiwi Hotel, 1973 (Blair, Jim).

John Fields: Kiwi Hotel, 1973 (Blair, Jim).

Both John Fields and Max Oettli are in the book 'The New Photography' by Athol McCredie, (Te Papa Press, 2019). The cover photo is by John Fields.