When: Monday, 9 July - Friday, 3 August
Where: The Digital Darkroom , 273 Dominion Road, Auckland
How much: FREE
What is a stereotypical New Zealander? That is the question French-born photographer Jocelen Janon explores with his exhibition Alter Ego: I is another.
A project born from the examination of public faces and what lies behind them, the exhibition captures the transformation of Kiwis into their “other I” (the translation of the Latin “alter ego”). What results is two fascinating portraits of over 60 different individuals that appear alongside each other; a juxtaposition of public and private personas.
In Janon's words: “In many cases whilst photographing these people I concluded the alter ego was the real person and the conventionally presented person was their second choice. In other cases, it was about fun and theatre much in the same way David Bowie or Split Enz adopted this for the drama and controversy.”
* The opening will be held on Saturday July 7 from 2pm.