Lea Schlatter’s POPPY’S RIVER is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Poppy’s River

Photographer: Lea Schlatter

Date of publication:  2014

Place of Publication: Auckland, New Zealand

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 14 x 21 cm

Number of pages: 82

Publisher: Self published

ISBN: 978-0-473-30823-0

Retail price: $55 NZD

Summary of Project:

“This project is a time based exploration that opened up via my direct engagement with the Kaeo community, a small flood-prone township in the far north of New Zealand. In this place I have built new relations that have guided me and at the sam time have questioned my authorial presence. Poppy’s River is a real site in the landscape, a cover along the river where I came across geodes, stones containing circular formations of different coloured stone and galena fragments. This site holds relevance for family that I have stayed with and is a location that I have visited multiple times. The series speaks on my interactions with this landscape and the perceptions of my collaborators.”

Lea Schlatter