Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -- Walker Evans

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cultural Icons: Conversations with People

From the Cultural Icons website: The Depot's Cultural Icons project celebrates people who have contributed significantly to New Zealand's creative landscape. It is a series of recorded interviews and programmes whose aim is to share the histories, stories and experiences of some of our most significant visual artists, architects, publishers, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, arts commentators and philanthropists. [Read more...]

There is a 
directory page of recorded interviews.

Photographer John Miller is a recent interviewee.
 He started in documentary photography with the 1967 anti-Vietnam War protests and has continued to photograph protest since then. He has won the Media Peace Price Lifetime Award and the Marti Friedlander Photographic Award.

Arts Foundation has a biographical page on John Miller and there is a lengthy autobiographical piece on the photoforum nz website.

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