Peter Peryer Documentary

Peter Peryer documentary introduction
Peter Peryer, Camelia, 2018. Copyright artist’s estate. Image {Suite} Gallery.

Great 1994 documentary here in the NZ On Screen archives. One I wish I’d found circulated soon after Peryer’s sudden death in November last year.

“I think there’s been an emotional maturing in my image-making. In many ways I was moving from West to East in my attitudes. I think I mean that they have moved from the crucified Christ to the laughing Buddha. That is what I mean by a maturing. I think the laughing Buddha is a far more interesting and rewarding subject matter to deal with. It is easy to make photographs that are full of pain.”