Richard Brimer: Harvest

Kuldeep Kaur, Punjab India, Grape Pruner, 2019

Richard Brimer: Harvest | Holt Gallery
16 November – 1 March 2020

Harvest is a photographic exhibition by local Hawke’s Bay photographer Richard Brimer. Through large scale format photographs Richard captures portraits of the seasonal worker, those behind Hawke’s bay booming horticulture and viticultural industries.

Brimer’s access to all areas of this industry allows him to capture a series of intimate photographs shot in location that investigate and document the life of the seasonal worker a diverse community adding to a rich horticulture sector in the Hawke’s Bay region.

Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme allows the horticulture and viticulture industries to recruit workers from overseas for seasonal work when there are not enough New Zealand workers. In 2018 alone 11,000 workers were employed to the region from as many as 16 different countries.

Curator, Jonathan Brown