The Christchurch Documentary Project is a collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries and the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts to create a documentary photographic record of communities across our city. Each year, photography students from the School of Fine Arts photograph the people and physical and social environment of a community, building an archive of contemporary images for generations to come.
This year we are creating a photographic record of the Bishopdale community. Interns from the School of Fine Arts will be out photographing from March to August. The photographers are:
- Thomas Herman
- Robert Earl
- Liam Lyons
- Elise Williams
- Janneth Gil
- Lucas Perelini
If you’re interested in being photographed for this project, please contact the library on 941 7923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016: Edge of the East
Documenting the seaside communities from Waimairi Beach to Southshore.
In 2016 Janneth Gil, Tegan Hollis-Ristow, and Rachel Pugh from the School of Fine Arts photographed the Edge of the East - Christchurch seaside communities from Waimairi Beach to Southshore.
- Visit the Edge of the East exhibition at New Brighton Library - on until 2 April 2017.
- Read more about the Edge of the East.
- Read: New Brighton: ‘No one is anonymous’ Ashleigh Monk, star.kiwi, 13 February 2017.
- View Edge of the East, 2016 images by Janneth Gil
- View Edge of the East, 2016 images by Tegan Hollis-Ristow
- View Edge of the East, 2016 images by Rachel Pugh
- The Edge of the East slideshow
2015: The Halswell Project
Documenting the wider Halswell area.
Ellenor Waters, Nicholas Glen and Mitchell Bright from the School of Fine Arts created a unique photographic collection The Halswell Project that reflects the diversity of the wider Halswell area in 2015.
- View Halswell Project, 2015 images by Ellenor Waters
- View Halswell Project, 2015 images by Nicholas Glen
- View Halswell Project, 2015 images by Mitchell Bright
- The Halswell Project slideshow