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Brian Brake: Lens on China and Japan

When:

Wed 2 Sep 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm
Thu 3 Sep 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm
Fri 4 Sep 2015, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sat 5 Sep 2015, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 6 Sep 2015, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Millennium Public Art Gallery, Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: marlpublicart

Brian Brake is widely regarded as New Zealand’s most successful international photographer. His career spanned forty years, from the 1940s to his death in 1988. This exhibition offers two slices from Brian Brake’s career: photographs of China in late 1950s, and those of Japan in 1963 and 1964. These gained relatively little attention at the time, but today they firmly rank amongst his best work.

Developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Image: Offerings to the unknown dead, Kyōto, Japan (Toshi Satow offering a candle) Taken for a series on Japan for Life,1964.
Photograph by Brian Brake Image ref: CT.059863 Te Papa gratefully acknowledges the gift of the Brian Brake collection by Wai-man Lau.