Four Wellington Portraits by Andrew Ross, at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery
Correction: 10/3/23, Spelling changed to Swensson
Andrew Ross (1966-) is best known for his often unpeopled photographs of faded, threatened, disappearing parts of inner-city Wellington. His range, of course, is wider than that – tramping huts and abandoned ohu in the New Zealand backcountry, or the
ancient landscapes of England and the United States are among recent projects. But documenting his home territory is at the heart of what he does.
Although Ross is not seen as a portrait photographer, his photographs, however indirectly, are usually about people. For this exhibition we selected four that are more obviously portraits than most. Ross then provided an engaging account of how each photograph
- David Colquhoun, exhibition curator, 2015
Andrew Ross - links and info
All prints are 8"x10" (203 x 254mm) POP (printing-out paper), gold toned.
These are the artist's prints, on loan from Photospace Gallery.
More information on photographer Andrew Ross.
Documentary video on Andrew Ross - The Past in the Present - by Kate Logan, 2012 (16 minutes).
NZ Portrait Gallery exhibition - Capital Characters
Photography Matters II