For the Love of the Country
Celebrating farming in New Zealand
This gorgeous collection of photograph, accompanied by extended captions and insightful interviews, is a visual celebration of the New Zealand farmer and the landscape in which they live and work. Put together by one New Zealand’s top photojournalists, it tells the stories of the people who are the backbone of farming in this country, helping to bridge the gap in understanding between the urban population and those who produce their food.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback with Jacket | 254 x 254mm | 160 Pages | Colour photographs
“A book about farming has to be as big as the sky to do the subject justice, and For the Love of the Country (160 pages , 254 x 254mm) totally does it justice. Tauranga photographer Gibson travels far and wide, on land and in water (mussel farming!), to bring us classic images of people who labour long and hard in the great big outdoors. Awesome book.” Click here to view
Canvas – The New Zealand Herald
“In a new book, former Herald staff photographer, Alan Gibson, has captured the essence of rural life in New Zealand ” Click here and here to view.
“From beef cattle to bees, dairying and deer to mussels and oysters, kiwi fruit to chickens, Chinese growers to cropping, horses to lambing, farm dogs to farm characters every page reveals a new insight.”
NZ Today First Light – On The Land with Rachel Smiley
“What a book. There is some beautiful imagery. There is farm dogs, cropping, kiwi fruit, lambing, sales yards. It remarkable. Glen Lyon Station in Canterbury, some of the most beautiful images. Anyone would love it. It’s a beautiful coffee table book” Click here to listen
Today FM REX Rural Focus
“Celebrates farming in New Zealand and those who dedicate their lives to feeding the nation. Helps to bridge that gap in understanding between the urban population and those who produce their food” Click here to view
The Good Weekend
“Gibson, who grew up on a cattle and sheep station in Waikato, hopes that images like this from his new book, For the Love of the Country, will help city dwellers better understand farming life: “We want to bridge that urban-rural disconnect.”
“A SPECTACULAR new photo book featuring images by award-winning photojournalist Alan Gibson captures the stories of New Zealand’s farming community. Through Gibson’s lens we enter the world of dairy farmers, sheep farmers, deer farmers, horticulturists, aqua culturists, beekeepers and viticulturists, among other”
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