The Long View
" Harking back to the 19th century when artists like Alfred Sharpe and John Kinder were making images of the city-in-progress that would become colonial Auckland, Mary Macpherson’s ‘long view’ of Tāmaki Makaurau is both a product of its times and an imaginative response to the subtropical metropolis.
Her photo-sequence also asks questions of its subject: To what extent does the evolving urban environment reflect the needs, desires and dreams of its population? Do the communities that live and work within the metropolis determine its shape and direction, or is the city the orchestrator and shaper of the lives of its citizens?"
The Long View was shown at the Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre, in Auckland in 2018. The show was part of the Auckland Festival of Photography. The work was also shown at Photospace Gallery, Wellington in 2019.
A book of the work is now available.
Reviews, interviews, video about The Long View
Below: a selection from the work.