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Ans Westra's photography practice (1st of 2)

From the 1960s photographer Ans Westra was a committed but unobtrusive presence in public places, with a rolleiflex camera slung around her neck and head bowed as she looked into the viewfinder and took her next photo. In this 2006 film, Westra explained her approach to documentary photography.

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Reference: Ans Westra - Private Journeys/Public Signposts [videorecording]. Producer, Jan Bieringa; director, Luit Bieringa. Wellington: BWX Films, 2006

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Peter Ireland, 'Photography - Photography expands, 1880s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014