. . . . . and then there were none is among the finalists . . . . .
Photographer/Author: Harvey Benge, Jon Carapiet, Lloyd Jones, Haru Sameshima, & Stu Sontier Publisher: Rim Books Designer: UnkleFranc Ltd Text: Lloyd Jones
…and then there were none is a collaboration between four New Zealand photographers and one writer that breaks out of conventional storytelling to explore the authors’ doubts and anxieties about the world around them. The project grew from the group’s discussions about mortality, technology and environmental degradation, a conversation which has become all the more poignant as one of the collaborators has since passed away.
Award judges, Athol McCredie, Claire Mabey and Neil Pardington choose these 10 books as finalists of Aotearoa Photobook Awards. The three equal winners, and those highly commended, will be announced on 4 March.
The finalists will be displayed at the Photobook/NZ festival in August 2022, and at the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards.
In 1957 Nancy Martin staked out a humble claim to fame in an act both mundane and extraordinary—obtaining a mortgage to build her own home. Purportedly the first single woman to do so in Wellington, Nancy is listed on her mortgage as a spinster.
The forces of banking, gender politics, ghosts, and architecture flow through this project—their confluence made visible in Nancy’s house.