Harvey Benge (Auckland, New Zealand)

The title of this bookwork – How Humans Made God – came from a lecture given by the controversial New Zealand theologian Sir Lloyd Geering at the Auckland Writers Festival in 2013.
Jeering presented his idea that man has invented God and in saying this he rejects the notion that God is a supernatural being who created and continues to look over the world. My book is not about how humans made God but simply a series of pictures that are open to interpretation and are united in their inability to actually explain anything. This work considers the oneness of things where in many respects everything and nothing is God. I am interested in not prioritizing one thing over another which occurs when disparate pictures are placed together in a photo book.
It is my hope therefore that this series of pictures will set a stage for the possibility of invention and lead to thoughts of what do we believe and why the world is the way it is.

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w17.7 x h25 cm
76 Pages
66 Images(color)
Hard cover clothbound
Full color Offset
Limited edition of 500
Each contains a original C-print, signed and numbered by the artist on verso.
A choice between 5 different images. each of the 5 images is printed in an edition of 100.
Print size : 15 x 10 cm
Published in 2014
ISBN 978-4-905052-69-2