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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 film provides the answer. It profiles Peryer, one of New Zealand's most significant, and intriguing, art photographers. Directed by Greg Stitt, the documentary traces the development of Peryer's work - from "crucified Christ to laughing Buddha" - through Catholic themes to a more minimalist approach. It explores the importance of the idea in his work; and shows some of his captivating images - the "bodies of work, families of photos, and images that rhyme". 

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T.H.E. Film

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air in association with the New Zealand Film Commission and Television New Zealand.

Music

Music composed by Ivan Zagni