Brian Brake: Lens on the world
Exhibition now closed 23 Oct 2010 – 8 May 2011
Brian Brake was New Zealand’s best-known and most successful photographer, with a career spanning the golden age of photojournalism.
Brake joined the prestigious photo agency Magnum after meeting one of its founders, the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson. His work was published internationally in magazines such as Life, Paris Match, and National Geographic – including the celebrated photo essay Monsoon (1961). In New Zealand, his photographs appeared in landmark publications such as New Zealand, gift of the sea (1963 and 1990) and Māori Art: The Photography of Brian Brake (2003).
Yet Brake’s vast body of work has never been seen, or critically considered, in its entirety – until now. On 23 October 2010 amajor retrospective exhibition, Brian Brake: Lens on the world, opens at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Explore this website to find out more about the exhibition and Brake’s life and work.