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Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer Television (Full Length) – 1994 Arts/Culture

Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer

Television (Full Length) – 1994 Arts/Culture

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Ever wondered why artist Peter Peryer photographed himself holding a chicken? This documentary provides the answer. Directed by Greg Stitt (Just Me and Mario), it traces the path of one of New Zealand's most significant, and intriguing, art photographers — from "crucified Christ to laughing Buddha" — through Catholic themes, to a more minimalist approach. Also showcased are some of Peryer's captivating images: the "bodies of work, families of photos, and images that rhyme". The photographer passed away on 18 November 2018.