Celebrating NZ’s people

Faces of New Zealand,  photographs by Brian Curtis (New Holland Publishers, RRP $45):

There are already plenty of books around that showcase the beautiful scenery of our country — the mountains, oceans and rivers.

There are also quite a few that highlight our critters, our food and other Kiwiana. Now here’s one that celebrates our people.

Faces of New Zealand includes more than 100 photos of New Zealanders, and each is coupled with a caption to provide context and explanation.

There aren’t a lot of words here, we don’t need them. However, there are just enough to tell answer any questions we might have.

t’s not about the words, anyway. No, this book is all about the photos, which are in turn all about us. It’s Kiwis being Kiwis, no special theme or thread, just ordinary people going about their lives.

That’s what makes it so fascinating.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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