• Duncan Winder

Duncan Winder: architectural photographs presents a selection from the archive of architectural photographer Duncan Winder, brought together by guest curator Sebastian Clarke.

In the 1960s, Duncan Winder transitioned from architect to architectural photographer.

With his attuned eye, Winder produced distinctive photographic records of twentieth century architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand, which endure in their relevance today. Despite his serious contribution to our local architectural culture and history, contemporary knowledge of Winder’s life, work and legacy has remained limited.

We are fortunate that recent digitisation of Winder’s archive of photographic negatives, by the Alexander Turnbull Library, has facilitated greater access to Winder’s work.

Duncan Winder: architectural photographs presents a selection of images from Winder’s archive that demonstrate the scale, range and insight of his photographic practice.

Duncan Winder: architectural photographs has been realised through the generous support of the late architect Bill and his wife Margaret Alington, ONZM, who made a significant gift to Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery in 2023 to support projects that will advance architectural knowledge.

Duncan Winder: architectural photographs is staged concurrently with the exhibition The buildings notice me.

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