Over the years many people have taught, helped and supported me to make my art. Some as assistants, some as patrons, others as friends and colleagues.

Too many to name individually, I acknowledge here that I could not have made this body of work without them, and I trust that they will recall our relationship when viewing the work.

I would especially like to thank:

Creative New Zealand for their financial encouragement over many years.

Jonathon and Nicola Custance for their support.

Bruce Trethewey for his generous sponsorship.

Aura Creative for their development of this website.

The many photographers who have worked with me over the years.

My partner Ann Robinson for the best twenty years of my life.

Te Rau Moko where it all came true.

John Edgar
February, 2002.