Chris Corson-Scott - We Passed the Setting Sun

  • Photospace (map)
  • 1st Floor, 37 Courtney Place
  • Wellington
  • NZ

Photival is proud to present 'We Passed the Setting Sun'.

Upcoming Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6pm, Sat 11-6pm

About the Photographer

Based in Auckland Chris Corson-Scott at 31 years of age remains resolutely insistent on the use of analogue film and ‘old-fashioned’ 8×10 view-camera as critical to the aesthetic of his work, enforcing a patient and disciplined approach to time-based image-making. He has exhibited widely in Auckland, and internationally. His work is part of key collections in New Zealand.

About the Show

Continuing a series begun in 2010, Chris Corson-Scott seeks out landscapes and spaces within Aotearoa New Zealand which carry with them a particular historical or environmental significance and resonance. Exploring themes of deforestation, industrial exploitation and Auckland’s housing crisis, these are pictures of a young land scarred by people - as Colin McCahon called it, “a landscape with too few lovers”.

About the Associated Charity

Forest & Bird was founded by inspirational individuals who were determined to save and protect New Zealand’s incredible environment. They believe nature is our greatest treasure and we have campaigned and carried out practical action to protect it for more than 90 years. Every day New Zealanders and visitors to our country alike are enriched by the natural environment in which we live. Protecting and restoring this taonga is a profoundly important responsibility for us all.

Thousands of Forest & Bird volunteers work to restore and protect the environment. Their society has over 50 branches working at the grass roots level implementing a wide range of conservation projects and working on conservation issues nationwide.

Centrally, they advocate for better government resourcing of pest control operations in the millions of hectares of conservation land.  From rolling up their sleeves and planting trees, to restoring our stream margins, trapping predators and going to court for the protection of our freshwater and native forests: they are at the forefront of conservation in New Zealand and are one of the country’s most loved conservation charities.