Christchurch photographer Doc Ross has been capturing the essence of the human environment since the 1980s. On moving to Christchurch in 1998, establishing his studio and small exhibition space Gallery 464 where he has worked and exhibited ever since, Ross has been one of the city’s most intimate biographers capturing fleeting social and urban transactions with a flâneur’s eye.
Ross’ work and photo-books are held in public and private collections worldwide. His work has appeared in a number of significant exhibitions including Sotheby’s New York USA, Contemporary Photography from Australia and New Zealand (2002)
These photographs are from an ongoing series of images creating a (so far) 4-year snapshot of the people of Christchurch and the City during the recovery-rebuild. This Christchurch Dilemmas episode pretty much sums up the work.