Eric Lee-Johnson

Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#15)

Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#15) by Eric Lee-Johnson

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No. 15 from a chronological series of 53 photographs.

Opononi holidaymakers, with snorkels and glistening white bathing caps, stand in the shallows transfixed as the young dolphin balances a ball on the tip of her nose. Eric Lee-Johnson stood in the water for hours to capture the perfect close-up shot. The result was his important photo-essay about a magical

phenomenon.

Title
Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#15)
Artist/creator
Production date
1955
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Elizabeth Lee-Johnson in memory of Eric Lee-Johnson, 1994
Accession no
1994/45/15
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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