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A collection by Christchurch photographer Doc Ross, featuring portraits of artists, writers and other members of the local arts community who, like all residents of the city, were profoundly affected by the events of 22nd February 2011.

Called simply ’37’ the inspiration for the portraits came from the duration in seconds of the quake that shook Christchurch to its core and the effects of which still resonate both physically in terms of the city’s appearance and emotionally amongst the people who were affected.

Each of the 37 photographs were exposed for 37 seconds and are accompanied by 37 words written by each individual subject to describe their own personal experiences.

“Each person was asked to sit totally still in a chair and support their head while a 37 second exposure multiple image portrait was made of them. Some people moved a lot, while others were frozen to the spot, which reflects the way people reacted differently to the violent shaking” Doc Ross

Read more on the exhibition here

Open 16 – 21 April from 10am – 7pm in the Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre. Gold coin donation.