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Through Shaded Glass


The contribution of women to the first century of photography has been overlooked across the world, including in New Zealand. With few exceptions, photographic histories have tended to focus on the male maker. This important book tilts the balance, unearthing a large and hitherto unknown number of women photographers, both professional and amateur, who operated in New Zealand from the 1860s to 1960, either as assistants in the early studios or later running studios in their own right. Through superb images and fascinating individual stories, it brings an important group of photographers into the light.


Published by Te Papa Press in 2023

368 pages


ISBN: 978-0-9951384-9-0

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