JOS- THE FORGOTTEN PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SAVED A TOWN
From the directors who brought us WHISPERS OF GOLD
For nearly 100 years the name Jos Divis was missing from histories of New Zealand photography. Now a wrong is being righted.
Some call him the ‘inventor of the selfie’. A street photographer ahead of his time he pioneered techniques to capture images of ordinary people and their working lives in a way no-one else could.
Imprisoned for his beliefs, he lived his last years alone in the ghost town he helped bring to life, his family believing him dead.
JOS is a journey of discovery following a historian, a photographer and a museum curator all working to give Jos Divis’ the recognition he deserves.