Glenn Busch

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1948

Man at an outdoor cafe

  • Purchased 1974
  • Photograph
  • 186 x 126mm
  • 79/26:3 OF 5
  • 1972

Throughout his career Glenn Busch has been drawn to photographing people. The first contemporary photographs acquired for the Gallery’s collection were a portfolio of five portraits by Busch, including this one, in 1974. At the time, Busch was at the forefront of contemporary photography in New Zealand, not only as a practitioner but also as a promoter. The following year he co-founded Snaps – A Photographer’s Gallery in Auckland, which did much to promote contemporary New Zealand photography. (1969 Comeback Special 27 August – 6 November 2016)