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The Active Eye exhibition, Manawatu Art Gallery, 1975

The Active Eye exhibition, Manawatu Art Gallery, 1975

The Active Eye exhibition of modernist photography was organised by the director of the Manawatu Art Gallery (now Te Manawa), Luit Bieringa, based on photos selected by Tom Hutchins, John B. Turner and Gordon H. Brown of PhotoForum. The exhibition was a landmark event which signalled the acceptance of photography as art. The Active Eye toured throughout the country.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-PHOTO-EXHIBITION-1975-01

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How to cite this page:

Peter Ireland, 'Photography - New directions, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/43223/the-active-eye-exhibition-manawatu-art-gallery-1975 (accessed 18 November 2018)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014