Aberhart Starts Here
|Author:||Lara Strongman and Laurence Aberhart|
This beautifully designed book by the country's best-known photographer reveals a city - and a way of life - that no longer exists.
Laurence Aberhart is an extraordinary artist. His photographs carry the heft of our cultural identity. He's one of the biggest names in New Zealand art - and it all started in Christchurch.
These photographs show Christchurch in the 1970s and 80s, at the very start of the artist's career. Long gone milk bars, community halls, lonely monumuents and cemetaries, and eerie domestic scenes are all accompanied by the artist's conversational voice.