captured by Jane Ussher's Hasselblad is to be immortalised. It is a
mark of her
skill that the moment she captures is often the one when the subject has finally
forgotten the presence of the camera. We have six copies of Jane Ussher Portraits to give away. This competition has now closed. Winners will be notified by mail.
About Jane Ussher
Im happiest, says Jane Ussher, when the fortitude or wisdom in a persons face lets me strip everything else away to let it become the image and I dont get in the way of someone having their photo taken.
past 25 years, Jane Ussher has worked and honed her craft at the
Zealand Listener, photographing politicians, musicians, writers, artists, actors, filmmakers and entrepreneurs.
In that time, she became known not only for her extraordinary skill as a photographer but also for the intelligence and spontaneity she brought to each photo shoot. Jane Usshers ability to work to tight deadlines while taking the time to gain the trust of the person or people she was photographing is a rare gift, allowing the viewer to experience the subject in a new way; to see them unveiled.
Ussher Portraits, published by Random House New Zealand in
with the New Zealand Listener, striking retrospective of a photographer at the pinnacle of her career.
Published to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the New Zealand Listener, the book features more than 90 colour and black and white images of many famous New Zealanders who have appeared in the New Zealand Listener, including: Jane Campion, Helen Clark, Russell Crowe, Dave Dobbyn, Michael Fowler, Janet Frame, Sir Edmund Hillary and Jonah Lomu.
Ussher Portraits will be launched at the New Zealand Listeners 65th
party on Monday 5 July, at the the Auckland War Memorial Museum, alongside an
Jane Ussher was born in Dunedin. She trained in photography at Wellington Polytechnic in 1975, and was the first student to be offered a second-year scholarship. She lives in Auckland with her husband, Grant Gallagher and their son Nicholas.
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