Light and dark of Peter Black
Currently showing at Photospace Gallery in Wellington NZ, is the grass is awfully green by Wellington photographer Peter Black.
For over 30 years Black has been photographing the social landscape of New Zealand. His ‘mission’ statement reads “My aim is to move the language of photography forward, while describing the social landscape of New Zealand. In the end the work speaks without the artist’s control – it comes from deep within.“
The ‘grass is awfully green’ examines the tension of New Zealand balancing between its past and the ideal of a 100% Pure nation. As always with Black’s photographs there’s a strong narrative which runs from light to dark and the use of photographs as metaphors and symbols. The work is also available as a limited edition book.
Check out his work at http://www.peterblackphotos.com/new-work.html