Patrick Pound

The Photographer's Shadow

The Photographer's Shadow by Patrick Pound

Artwork Detail

Patrick Pound is an Australian-based New Zealand artist who often reuses everyday snapshots to make ‘new’ historical tableaux. Over many years Pound has collected photographs and in the process produced an archive and image library from which he is able to present found photographs in new and novel groupings. As he has said: ‘To collect is to gather your thoughts through things.’

The Photographer’s Shadow, 2012 gathers images taken with raking daylight behind the photographer, so that often by chance their shadow has been included in the snapshot. When gathered together the photographs act like a group portrait, connecting people whose lives were once separate.

The Photographer's Shadow
Patrick Pound
Production date
inkjet print on archival paper
1200 x 2580 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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