Presented in association with Auckland Festival of Photography 2022.
Whilst New Zealand stayed home, queued up, stayed positive, put-on hold and remained in limbo, New Zealand Media & Entertainment (NZME) visual journalists were tasked with documenting daily life, daily lockdown news, daily weather and changes as well as the status quo during one of the most challenging period in recent history. They juggled a work life balance and the same family life challenges in order to bring fourth wall visuals as standalone vistas, as well as complimentary colour and document to the news stories needed for NZME journalists and newsdesks...
This exhibition is a small showcase of 100's of images taken during the last two years showing the ordinary and the familiar through the lenses of the extraordinary coverage of: a global pandemic, challenging weather events and the new realities, disruptions and upheavals that affected all New Zealanders. A complimentary NZME talk is planned to discuss; being a visual journalist during the disruption of "the working from home" era; the work to continue to take arresting visuals, and remaining positive through one of the most challenging times for "main stream media".
Screening daily, more images from the NZME photography and video collections will be showing within the NZ Herald building foyer in Graham Street throughout the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Thanks to the photographers - Photographers: Dean Purcell - Chief Photographer NZ Herald Alex Burton Michael Craig George Heard - Christchurch Mark Mitchell - Wellington, Beehive Jason Oxenham Brett Phibbs Mike Scott - documentary film and photography special projects Sylvie Whinray Plus regional contributors - Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty and Whangarei Special thanks to Picture Editors - Alex Robertson and Janette Dalley, News Directors - Visuals for their support of this show.
Please follow all Covid guidelines in place at the time of the exhibition.
Image: Dean Purcell; Rally Your Village pop-up vaccination drive held by South Seas Health in Otara A vaccination team takes shelter from the sun.