Working Life: Photographs by Peter James Quinn


Peter Quinn


New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Start date: 

15 June 2019

End date: 

15 September 2019

Hours of admission: 

10.30 - 4.30

Cost of admission: 


Peter James Quinn: "At the East St corner, Kirra Lee begins a Saturday night shift on Karangahape Road, Auckland."

Peter James Quinn has been capturing images of New Zealanders at work over the length of the country for the past thirty years. Over this time, major shifts in what work looks like in New Zealand can be seen.

Work is a part of our collective and individual identities. We relate to others through the jobs they and we do. Work, of all kinds, consumes a major part of our daily lives.

Through our labours, together we are shaping New Zealand. Through the work of Peter James Quinn, we see the undulating shape of our nation taking form.