Touring exhibition at Turangi Library

An exhibition that combines both words and visual art is being held at Turangi Library to celebrate authors through photography.

Christchurch photographer Maja Moritz's exhibition, 43 New Zealand Authors, features photographs of some of the country's best known and loved authors in their own environments.

It is a chance for book-lovers to see what some of their favourite authors look like in a contemporary and interesting environment.

Moritz said photography was about telling stories without words, so the exhibition was a unique way of linking words and pictures.

"Having worked as a photojournalist for a number of decades, my journalistic storytelling view of people and situations also played its part in the way this production was realised," Moritz said.

Customer services supervisor at Turangi Library Pamela Quinlan said securing the exhibition over the busy holiday period was a great coup for the library and the town.

"Hopefully it'll draw in both locals and visitors who will then get to experience the fantastic library facilities we have at the southern end of the lake," she said.

Recognisable authors such as Dylan Horrocks, Witi Ihimaera, Al Brown, Annabel Langbein and 2013 Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton.

The exhibition is free at Turangi Library until January 3.

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