Join us for coffee, croissants and some great conversation with photographers David Straight and Samuel Hartnett. Both photographers of the built environment, David and Sam will discuss John Scott Works and the recently closed Objectspace exhibition Ex Libris, both projects which pay homage to buildings under threat in Aotearoa.

Together the two photographers will divulge some of the joys and difficulties of documenting urban spaces and architecture. Discussing the role the image plays in celebrating the spaces we use and inhabit every day.

Coffee and croissants will be provided. Coffee pouring from 10am and talk begins at 10.30am. Attendance is $8 (plus service fees) and places are limited, so please book online here. Email for group bookings.

Thanks Studio Italia, Allpress, Amano and Auckland Arts Festival.

David Straight was born in Christchurch, raised on the West Coast, and graduated from Massey University School of Fine Arts, Wellington. He is a photographer whose work focuses primarily on architecture and the built environment, and he now works with many leading New Zealand architects.

Samuel Hartnett is an Auckland photographer who specialises in architectural and art documentation photography. His exhibition Ex Libris which closed at Objectspace in February 2019 documented three specialist, purpose-designed University of Auckland libraries facing closure.

David Straight