Robyn Daly’s UNCERTAIN DEPARTURES is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Uncertain Departures

Photographer: Robyn Daly

Date of publication:  2012

Place of Publication: Wellington, New Zealand

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 31 x 31 cm

Number of pages: 68

Edition size: 35

Summary of Project:

“Uncertain Departures is an exploration of the rise and fall of the built environment, documenting the awkward advancement and dubious effects modern technology has had on New Zealand’s Railway industry in the last five years. Obvious and unavoidable contrasts between the old and new frame the underlying desperation to grasp onto an already sinking ship- a loss of traditional workmanship and on a larger scale, a vanishing culture. This series of photographs is a glimpse into the everyday scenes and lives of the people who work in this ill-fated industry, a time capsule recording a unique and historically fixed subculture in contemporary New Zealand.”  Robyn Daly