Student-created photo books on display at Whitecliffe

The photo-media department of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design has placed emphasis on the photo-book format within its curriculum for the first time. Third-year photo-media students will present their own photo books at the inaugural end-of-year book event, which will run over two days and launch on November 13, from 5.30 to 7.30pm, at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. The work will also be on display on Saturday, November 14, from 11am to 2pm, accompanied by a talk from Anita Tótha (founder of Photobook Club Auckland and Remote Photobooks) and a screening of the short film documentary Pictures on Paper: Photobooks in New Zealand. 

Becky Nunes, head of department of photo media, says, “As this is the first time we have incorporated a long-form book project into the syllabus, I had expected some glitches and hesitance in terms of the uptake. I have been surprised and delighted by the enthusiasm and professionalism displayed by the students. They have embraced the project and are making some excellent work. We have had fantastic input from book makers, photographic artists and designers along the way. I hope that lovers of photographs, and of photographs in books, will attend our open event and enjoy what this crop of young talent has made.”

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