Jane Ussher has worked for the New Zealand Listener for the past 25 years and has become known for her sensitive portraits of a wide range of people. She has an outstanding ability to catch people being themselves - she has said that if she is lucky she manages to take a photo at the instant the subject has forgotten that he or she is in front of a camera.
Few New Zealand personalities have NOT been recorded on film by Jane. This book presents more than 90 of the images - some in black & white, some in colour - that have appeared in the pages of the Listener over the years Jane has been working.
Pamela Stirling (current Editor) will write an introductory peice, and Jane Ussher will write a short essay. A limited amount of information about each photograph will be at the back of the book.
Portraits include: Edmund Hillary; Bic Runga; Janet Frame; Robert Muldoon; Judy Bailey; Colin Meads; Niki Caro; David Lange; Jonah Lomu; Michelle Boag; Dave Dobbyn; Michael Fowler; Paul Reeves; and King Kapisi.