Mary Macpherson

The photographs of Mary Macpherson – with a dash of poetry

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Peter Black’s new book of stunning street photography I loved you the moment I saw you was recently published by Victoria University Press, supported by funding from a number of generous contributors.

At the launch at Unity Books, Wellington, publisher Fergus Barrowman called it a political and moral work. In his speech Peter said: ” In a photo on p. 41 there is a street preacher holding out a card that reads ‘Saved for Eternity in a Moment of Time’. That seems to sum up some of the great possibilities, pleasures and mysteries of photographs. The ability to stop and show life.

“These photos, it seems to me, are about the wants and needs of people. The recession and its impact. And about the outsiders of society who will never be accepted into the mainstream.

“Most of all it’s about all of us and all our fragilities.”

Check it out at or a bookstore.

Here’s a link to Peter’s interview with Lyn Freeman on the Radio New Zealand arts programme.


Written by Mary Macpherson

28/08/2011 at 11:12 am

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