Johnny McCormack (Ngāi Tahu) resides in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, working as a senior graphic designer and photographer. He completed a Bachelor of Design in 2000, majoring in photography at Victoria University, where his passion for the photobook format was ignited.
Engaged in the expanded landscape and documentary photographic tradition, McCormack has dedicated over two decades to capturing significant sites in both Aotearoa and international locations, with a focus on remote alpine regions and the Pacific. His work has been showcased in exhibitions in Aotearoa and extensively featured in editorial and on digital platforms globally.
TEMPORAL, McCormack’s first self-published photobook, accompanied his second solo exhibition in 2023. 

TEMPORAL surveys a topography in flux; climatic and geologic deep timescales that extend across mountains, fault lines and islands, throughout Aotearoa. Delicate imprints, etched tidelines, imposing landforms and terrestrial silica deposits reveal weather worn facades, drawing us in to witness tectonic uplift and glacial drift via the photographer's lens. Past, present and future converge in the stratification of condensed time and natural forces, exposing the fragility and temporality of an impermanent landscape.

Exhibition History

2023 — Temporal, Allpress Studio, Tāmaki Makaurau (Solo)

2019 — Beige, Hunters and Collectors, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Group)

2019 — The Shelter Gallery Launch, Tāmaki Makaurau (Group)

2018 — 100 Artists, Allpress Studio, Tāmaki Makaurau (Group)

2017 — Great Green Art Auction, Taylor-Jensen Gallery, Papaioea (Group)

2016 — Homecoming, Allpress Studio, Tāmaki Makaurau (Solo)

2013 — Snapshots, Aotea Utanganui Museum, Pātea (Group)

2009 — Because we Can, The Good Room, Tauranga (Group)

2008 — The Gravy an exhibition, Sideroom, Tāmaki Makaurau (Group)

2007 — This is not reality TV, Sideroom, Tāmaki Makaurau (Group)


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