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LAURENCE ABERHART

Macau and China

John Batten


LAURENCE ABERHART, Interior, Tea Shop leng Kei, Rua de Cinco de Outubro, Macau, 8 December 2000, silver gelatin, gold chloride and selenium toned photograph, 20.3 x 25.4 cm.

For thirty years Laurence Aberhart has methodically and single-mindedly photographed New Zealand. His perseverance borders on the admirable, for although he is now considered one of New Zealand's most accomplished artists, he struggled for some years to gain recognition for the particular documentary photography that he has pursued.1 Refreshingly adverse to art trends, his ostensibly simple, almost…

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