Month of Photography: Views and Landscapes of New Zealand from the 19th Century

21.11.2008 to 29.03.2009

Ethnologisches Museum

The first photographs taken in New Zealand in the mid 19th century were initially sold to the new settlers who had emigrated there from Europe. The development of photography thus coincided with the birth of a new nation and the subjugation of its original inhabitants, the Maoris.

On the one hand then, photography was able to document the discovery of the country's interior, while on the other, it played an increasing role in the fate of the Maori. Among the important photographers who recorded the country and its landscape and who also managed to capture the Maori's changing world, were Josiah Martin, Burton Brothers, J. R. Morris, G. Wheeler and Son.

An exhibition of the European Month of Photography in Berlin .

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