Review of I Am New Zealand: Aotearoa through many eyes

Posted: June 5, 2019 in photography, Review

What’s your vision of New Zealand?

An inner-city street in the rain, a campervan under a clear and starry night sky, a high-octane sport or a traffic jam of sheep? This book collects a range of personal views of Aotearoa from photographers, both amateur and professional, along with their thoughts on what makes New Zealand.

When Nikon invited the photographic community to build an image map of the nation online (at there was an amazing response and many creative and inspiring photographs were posted. This collection offers a range of those that truly say I AM NEW ZEALAND.

All royalties from the sale of this book will go to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

I Am New Zealand

Aotearoa through many eyes

Random House New Zealand

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Maree

Nikon invited the photographic community to do an image map of New Zealand.   A diverse group contributed, from a range of ordinary people – including an 11-year-old working on a therapeutic art project and a 15-year-old with a passion for mountain biking – through to photographers with decades of experience. Locals and tourists, enthusiastic amateurs and fully professional photographers made use of the technical equipment and skills at their disposal to produce amazing shots.

The book is arranged geographically starting with Te Paki and ending at Nugget Point. Each page is a sumptuous photo representing a place. Some are landscapes, some are macro’s of flora and fauna and some are beautiful moody studies; some with people and some not.

This is New Zealand.

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