Next Stop - Poet’s Station

National Geographic’s ’50 Greatest Photographs’ is now on at Te Manawa Art Gallery.  Selected from an archive spanning over 120 years, these images capture the timelessness and depth of the human and natural condition in an extraordinary feat of non-verbal dexterity. 

Chief Executive Andy Lowe is thrilled to bring this exhibition to Palmerston North.  “National Geographic has more than lived up to their world-wide reputation for excellence in photo-journalism.  The exhibition has achieved international acclaim.  Each image conveys a complex mix of circumstance and story-telling through a connection with the viewer that is provocative, emotive and relatable all at the same time”.

“I’m very much looking forward to the public response to the exhibition” says Andy.   “And since it is launching in what we unofficially call ‘Poetry Month’, we set up Poet’s Station to capture the public’s poetic responses to the photographs.  People can write a poem about an image or the exhibition, and post it in Poet’s Station for others to read and enjoy.  Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services have developed a number of ways to exhibit poetry this month, and these contributions will go on to form part of those exhibitions”.  For more details visit Showcase Ideas.

“National Geographic are particularly happy with the prospect of the community engaging through poetry with ’50 Greatest Photographs’”, says Andy.  “At the end of the exhibition we’ll be sending the poetry off to their Head Office”.

’50 Greatest Photographs’ is open for viewing from 8 August to 11 November 2015 at Te Manawa Art Gallery, 326 Main Street, Palmerston North.  Entry is by donation.  While you're there visit Poet's Station to leave your poetic contribution.