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Book Launch | ‘Ans Westra: A Life in Photography’ by Paul Moon

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Massey University Press and Scorpio Books invite you to the launch of Paul Moon’s new book, Ans Westra: A Life in Photography.

All welcome, light refreshments provided. Arrive from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

This event is free to attend – please RSVP by going to https://forms.gle/iivTvFMpshXFnhux5.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The photographer Ans Westra, who died in 2023, took hundreds of thousands of images over her long career. Together, those images constitute what is arguably a photo album of Aotearoa. Her dedication and determination sometimes came at a cost but she was focused and driven, overcoming a difficult childhood in the Netherlands and later complex adult relationships to forge her own path. Warm, engaging and sympathetic, this richly illustrated biography interrogates her remarkable – and at times controversial – practice and a life that always put photography first.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr Paul Moon ONZM is a professor of history at Auckland University of Technology, where he has taught since 1993. He is the author of many books, including biographies of James Busby, William Hobson, Robert FitzRoy, and the Ngāpuhi rangatira Hōne Heke and Hōne Heke Ngāpua. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London. Paul lives in Auckland.

Details

Date:
June 11
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1100063467756851/

Organiser

Scorpio Books

Venue

Scorpio Books
120 Hereford Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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