My Tairāwhiti – a journey with my camera


Dates: 25/03/23 - 21/05/23
Opening: 24/03/23 5:30 pm

An exhibition by Maria Gobbie

My exhibition My Tairāwhiti – a journey with my camera is a collection of my mahi captured throughout Tairāwhiti during the past five years. I am a self-taught photographer who works by trusting my intuitive self to capture moments of emotion and connection.

I grew up in Auckland, but Tairāwhiti has been my home for the last twenty years. I use the same camera, settings and lens for all my work not matter where I am or what the subject is. My work is influenced by 19th/20th century photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Trude Fleischmann, Paul Strand & Lewis H Hine hence most of my images are black & white / sepia tones. I hope, I trust that each of my photographic moments conveys an essence, an emotion, a beauty, a story…

Category: Photographic