Dancing In the Streets


Pah Homestead • 20 April - 25 June

9am-3pm Tues to Fri & 8am-5pm Sat to Sun
72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough
Peter Black + Mark Scott

In the summer of 1984, Wellington photographer Peter Black toured the North Island with writer Mark Scott, photographing kids dancing on the streets of Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, and Wellington, to produce a photo essay for Scott’s book Street Action Aotearoa. Shot on a 35mm camera with a wide-angle lens, Black's black-and-white photos captured the Break Dancing craze of the period. His images present local dance teams—including the Megazoids, Te Puke United, and the Midtown Breakers—performing in malls and outside takeaway bars. The photographs are on loan from Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Peter Black Collection.

Peter Black, Megazoids, Onehunga, Auckland,

Peter Black, Megazoids: Onehunga - Auckland

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