Mary Macpherson

The photographs of Mary Macpherson – with a dash of poetry


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The Long View, front and back covers

The Long View

A story of a city, as it re-invents itself for the 21st Century.

My new book is available to purchase.

The book accompanies my show at Photospace Gallery, Wellington 3 May – 3 June 2019. The work was also shown at the Pah Homestead Gallery, Auckland in 2018.

Read a review of The Long View

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Written by Mary Macpherson

19/02/2011 at 1:47 am

‘Basket of Seeds’ – Meow Gurrrls poem of the week

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Here’s ‘Basket of Seeds’ by Sudha Rao.

Written by Mary Macpherson

05/08/2019 at 8:14 pm

‘Timing’ by Abra Sandi King – Meow Gurrrls

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Great ‘Timing’ by Meow Gurrrl Abra Sandi King with this week’s poem

Written by Mary Macpherson

21/07/2019 at 11:24 am

On being unwilling to click, I forgot my password

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This week it’s my turn to to be the Meow Gurrrls’ poet.


On July 7 the Meow Gurrrls are appearing in person at Wairarapa Word in Carterton – if you’re in the neighbourhood, do come along.

(If you like what we’re doing, we’d love a like or subscription to our You Tube channel)

Written by Mary Macpherson

22/06/2019 at 11:11 am

Review of By Definition and The works of Kevin Capon

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I enjoyed writing about the mind-expanding group show By Definition and The works of Kevin Capon at Sanderson Contemporary, featuring the works of Vivian Cooper Smith, Meighan Ellis, Mish O’Neill and Claudia Dunes and Kevin Capon. Review on the PhotoForum website

Vivian Cooper Smith, Sunset #4, 2012

Written by Mary Macpherson

16/06/2019 at 10:26 am

Interview with Yvonne Shaw

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I had a really interesting time interviewing Yvonne Shaw the winner of this year’s Annual Commission for the Auckland Festival of Photography. Yvonne used the award to set up and photography a psychodrama workshop.

Yvonne Shaw, Auxiliary role, 2019, Auxiliary Movement series

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11/06/2019 at 8:55 pm

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The hallways of love – Meow Gurrrls

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Here’s a great new Meow Gurrrls poem – The hallways of love (after Marie Shannon) by Mary-Jane Duffy.

Especially for lovers of the work of photo-artist Marie Shannon.

Written by Mary Macpherson

03/06/2019 at 11:07 am

New video of The Long View

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The lovely Hans Weston just made this video of the opening for my show The Long View – currently showing at Photospace Gallery, Wellington.

Written by Mary Macpherson

12/05/2019 at 12:21 pm

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