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Description - See What I Can See by Greg O'Brien

"Photography was invented in France in 1839 - the year before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in New Zealand. Within a few years, cameras were charting the life and times of people at this end of the planet. See What I Can See is a celebration of that remarkable, well-travelled, ever-changing invention - the camera - the New Zealand that it captured, and the artists who wielded it. 'See What I Can See' is a book about darkness and light, about careful planning and doing things on the spur of the moment, about the quickness of digital photography and the slowness of old technology. It's a woman driving a tractor and a kid in a Colgate tube, a rock at Ngauruhoe and a Wahine survivor on a cart, it's surfies and selfies and cabbages the size of kings. The book also presents a picture of a country - Aotearoa New Zealand - living its life, dreaming its dreams and taking care of its day-to-day business"--Publisher information.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869408435
ISBN-10: 1869408438
Format: Hardback
Pages: 112
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Greg O'Brien

Gregory O'Brien is an independent writer, painter and art curator. He has written two multi-award-winning introductions to art for the young and curious: Welcome to the South Seas (2004) and Back and Beyond (2008) which both won the Non-Fiction Prize at the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young People.

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