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Black, Peter
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Peter Black was born in 1948 and grew up in Lower Hutt. In 1974 he enrolled in the 1975 pilot photography course at the Wellington Polytechnic and his first one-man show was held in 1979. In 2003 a major retrospective of his work was held at City Gallery. Black is considered a rarity among New Zealand photographers because he still develops his own black and white film and makes his own silver gelatin prints.

City Gallery curator Gregory O’Brien wrote: 'Peter's photographs insist on a close proximity between 'fictional' and 'real'. He is concerned with the capability of real life to yield metaphors, to expand and contract, to grow. Pictorial analogies abound in the work: while Peter's photographs are images of the real world, they are also a compendium of selected fictions. Together they make a plotless narrative which stretches over nearly 30 years.'

Reference: Greg O'Brien, City Gallery, Real Fiction (Sport 30), 2003.
Archival pigment ink print
unframed 550x365
framed: 735x562
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