Eyes on Fire Gallery Presents Signals by acclaimed cinematographer and photographer Gareth Moon as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Documentarian and image maker Gareth Moon looks for signals in the land – transient whispers that emerge from the natural world. Such signals echo Aotearoa’s chequered histories: remnants and resonances of colonialism and industrial ‘progress’ on the environment, upon which layers of contemporary habitation are often precariously placed.
Signals explores the interconnections between climate change, colonialism, and the exploitation of native ecologies and peoples through the genre of landscape photography. At times almost imperceptible, at other times overwhelming, signals from the land and climate can be understood within vast geological timescales, revealing subtle complexity, haunting beauty and signs of renewal – and a future yet written.
About Gareth Moon
Gareth Moon is a New Zealand-based cinematographer and photographer whose work spans multiple formats and mediums. With over 20 years of film and production experience, Moon operates his own studio in Auckland, focusing on documentary film making and photography. His distinctive approach to visual storytelling has earned him numerous awards and nominations, reflecting his commitment to capturing a unique take on Aotearoa's past, present, and future through a lens on the natural world.
About the Auckland Festival of Photography:
The Auckland Festival of Photography is an annual event showcasing photographic talent from New Zealand and around the world. The festival aims to encourage the public to engage with photography as an art form, celebrating the diversity and creativity inherent in the medium. With a rich programme of exhibitions, talks, and workshops, the festival provides an opportunity for photographers, enthusiasts, and the general public to explore, learn, and appreciate the art of photography.