- Vintage silver gelatin print
- Purchased with the generous assistance of the artist and FHE Galleries, 2016
- 304 x 254mm
Marti Friedlander is best known for photographing other people, but in this early, evanescent self-portrait she instead focuses the lens on herself. Caught in a mirror as she looks down into her Rolleicord camera, natural light falls gently across her face from one direction. Marti preferred natural light to flash in her photography, saying “… available light means everything to me”. Taken just a few years after she made Aoteaora New Zealand her home in 1958, Marti went on to become one of the country’s most respected photographers over the course of her five-decade career.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )