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Self-Portrait, Hardback Book

Self-Portrait Hardback


From a childhood in London's East End to half a century in New Zealand photographing wine-makers, artists, children and kuia, Marti Friedlander has lived a rich life - one defined by the art of looking.

In Self-Portrait, Marti tells her story for the first time.

As forthright and revealing in words as in her photographs, she tells of growing up in London orphanages, being Jewish, working in a Kensington photography studio, marrying a New Zealander and moving across the world to a challenging new country.

Here she began to photograph the ordinary and the extraordinary, protests and politicians, balloons and beaches - capturing on film the transformation of New Zealand life over more than fifty years.

This book is a rich meditation on one woman's photographic journey through the twentieth century.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages, Photographs
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9781869407841