Marti Friedlander (Photographer) 2011 Icon

Marti Friedlander came to New Zealand in 1958 as an immigrant. Her photographs [ in this exhibition] map journeys, tell stories of querying, questing, looking for, maybe negotiating, places to stand or rest. On the evidence of the photographs the people she encountered in various places-in Israel and Pacific Islands, as well as New Zealand-and what she found in them, were complex, full of contradictory qualities, not reducible to single or pat labels, categories, or prescriptions.

(Leonard Bell, Issue 99,  Art New Zealand )