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Past Exhibition
23 May – 30 Aug 2009
Free

Jessie Casson: Michael Robinson, Cromwell, Cherry Stone Spitting Champion

Jessie Casson: Michael Robinson, Cromwell, Cherry Stone Spitting Champion

Photographer Jessie Casson spent the summer of 2007-08 travelling from Auckland to Bluff and back again, in a caravan with her husband Matt and son Dylan. Casson was on a mission to photograph and interview local heroes for a book project.

From an award-winning Rose Grower to a Rodeo Cowboy and a 'Universe'-straddling drag queen, individuals from all over New Zealand are brought together in a loving tribute to the unsung Kiwi achiever. Although rarely publicised outside their home towns, each winner is testament to the passion and determination of the people of Aotearoa.

"Everybody has a story, it just needs to be searched for".
Jessie Casson.

Champions: New Zealand Winners - Preview from Alan Parr on Vimeo.

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