Rykenberg's Musicians

Outdoor

Silo 7 • 6 May - 26 May

Hours
24 hrs / 7 days
Where
Silo 7, Wynyard Qtr, Auckland Central
yes
Artists
John Rykenberg
Theme

The Auckland Festival of Photography is delighted to present, from the Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, a selection of music-themed images from the John Rykenberg collection.

John Rykenberg (1927-2014) was a Dutch immigrant who started out taking photographs of patrons in Auckland clubs and restaurants in the late 1950s. Before long he’d opened a studio in the basement of a car wrecker’s in Ponsonby, eventually moving ‘Rykenberg Photography’ to more accessible premises in Albert Street. His business swiftly grew to include weddings, social and professional functions and, inevitably, nightlife and the music scene.

His negatives, comprising more than one million frames, were donated to Auckland Libraries in 2014.

Howard Morrison at the Station Hotel, 1971 (Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1269-19711229-13)

Howard Morrison at the Station Hotel, 1971 (Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1269-19711229-13)

Russ le Roq (Russell Crowe), 1981 (Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,1269-Y8706-09)

Russ le Roq (Russell Crowe), 1981 (Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1269-Y8706-09)

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