Ans Westra, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Pipiriki, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1962.
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About the Work
“It’s mostly the look on her face, that she is so happy with her horse. That sort of joy is a truly unparalleled joy. I met Ans Westra at a Sarjeant talk and she was nice. I think that she is a great subject photographer. I like that the person in the photograph is looking at a person (Ans) taking the photograph, but who is also looking at us, a person looking back… It goes on in a loop.”
- Andrew McLeod, 'My Choice' exhibition series, August 2022

After arriving in the country from her native Holland, Westra made her first trip up the Whanganui River in 1960 and began an engagement with the people of the region that continues to this day.
Image 288 x 286mm
silver gelatin print
Black and white photograph of a young girl on horseback with the Whanganui River in the background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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