Larence Shustak: air gun?

20 February – 7 June 2021

The anti-establishment photographer shooting from the hip yet recording the extraordinary.

Larence Shustak, a New York photographer who moved to Christchurch in 1973, is most well-known for his extraordinary portraits of jazz and blues greats such as Thelonious Monk and John Lee Hooker. He also photographed the street, both here in New Zealand and in the USA, shooting from the hip yet recording the extraordinary in the seemingly uneventful matters of everyday life. Shustak was an anti-establishment art provocateur – Larence Shustak: air gun? provides a fascinating insight into his photography with key examples from both his time in the USA and New Zealand.