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Tue 24 Jun 2008–Sat 5 Jul 2008, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: The Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Although generally considered a historic technique, especially prominent in the 19th century, many photographers are now using qualities of the contact print as an important part of their practice.

Part of a return to traditional processes, contact prints reflect very particular and individualistic concerns, including those which necessitate contemplation and a belief in the unity of technique and expression.

In comparison to the more common process of enlargement, contact prints are made by placing the printing paper directly in contact with the negative.

The result is an impressively sharp image, but it is only the same size as the negative so unwieldy cameras that can take a large negative are required.

Curated by Paul McNamara, this exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue introduced by Athol McCredie.

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