New documentary aims to honour the 'inventor of the selfie', Jos Divis

A new documentary by two Kiwi filmmakers aims to honour the “inventor of the selfie”, who captured life in New Zealand in the early 1900s on camera.

Filmmakers Dave Kwant and Robyn Janes spent two years making Jos – The Forgotten Photographer Who Saved a Town, which tells the story of Jos Divis (1885-1967) a miner who photographed life in the Kiwi mining towns where he lived and worked between 1909 and 1935.