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Peter Ireland reviews ‘The Shops’ on Eye Contact

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Really thoughtful review by Peter Ireland of Steve Braunias and Peter Black’s The Shops on Eye Contact.

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21/12/2016 at 10:36 am

New book from Peter Black

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Idea of damage in New Zealand’s social fabric, be it physical, psychological or economic is at the heart of Peter Black’s new photobook, Frozen. The 56 images of fragments from street scenes, signage and details of human interaction, build a sequence that catches at the heart and mind. The 18cm sq hardback, also features a sharp essay by New Zealand poet, photobook collector and reviewer, Andrew Johnston.

Even allowing for my obvious bias, it’s totally worth checking out

 

From Frozen (image copyright Peter Black)

From Frozen (image copyright Peter Black)

 

From Frozen (image copyright Peter Black)

From Frozen (image copyright Peter Black)

Written by Mary Macpherson

04/07/2015 at 2:00 pm

Peter Black on YouTube

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Fans of Wellington photographer Peter Black’s work might want to check out this new video of him on YouTube –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Okut1CwLk

Made by the Learning Connextion, the video focuses on his move from black and white photography to colour work. There’s a generous and gorgeous selection of images – recommended viewing!

Written by Mary Macpherson

19/03/2015 at 12:19 pm

Peter Black in the country

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A selection of Peter Black’s new work Simple Beauty can be seen in the latest Landfall issue, (227 Vital Signs). The work contemplates the rough lyricism of landscape on a walk down a Wairarapa country road on a summer evening. The photographs were inspired by the Over the Rhine song Favourite time of light.

Fans of Peter’s earlier black and white work can see his elegant, penetrating 2 Brooklyn Terrace series in the McLeavey sat here show, currently on at the City Gallery.

As for me, I’m in poetry mode with a work in the Vital Signs issue of Landfall.

Horses, Simple Beauty

From ‘Simple Beauty’. (Image copyright Peter Black)

Grass Simple Beauty Peter Black

From ‘Simple Beauty’ (Image copyright Peter Black)

 

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18/05/2014 at 1:01 pm

Light and dark of Peter Black

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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

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From ‘the grass is awfully green’ by Peter Black. (Image copyright Peter Black)

 

Peter Black image

From ‘the grass is awfully green’ Peter Black. (Image copyright Peter Black)

 

Written by Mary Macpherson

17/03/2013 at 5:05 pm

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