Te Papa, the museum of New Zealand, here in our capital city Wellington, has regular floor talks that are well worth attending – many of them are free. Make sure you check the website to see what’s on while you’re in the city.
The most recent one I attended was to view (well actually, to view for the third time) the exhibition of Brian Brake‘s photography.
” Brian Brake (1927–1988) was New Zealand’s best known photographer from the 1960s to the 1980s. He first made his name as an international photojournalist, photographing for picture magazines such as Life, National Geographic and Paris Match.
His most famous work was on the monsoon rains in India in 1960. This essay yielded the widely reproduced Monsoon girl, an image of a young woman feeling with pleasure the first rains on her face.”