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A Master of Light – The Life and Work of Brian Brake Photographer

Brian-Brake

Director Peter Coates

With Narrator: Ian Johnstone

A documentary survey of the work of Brian Brake (1927 – 1988) – one of New Zealand’s best known and most successful photographers.

The internationally acclaimed Magnum photographer discusses his Monsoon series and the difficulty of photographing in the rain. He also talks about the craft of photography: “photography is a mixture of craft, profession and art … You are only as good as your last photograph".

A Master of Light – The Life and Work of Brian Brake Photographer was first broadcast on TV1 on 11 December 1987 as part of the Inspiration series.

Settle in for a weekend binge-fest of films by or about some of the best photographers in New Zealand’s history, brought to you by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in collaboration with Photival Festival and Te Auaha.