Glenn Busch was initially drawn to photography through its biographical and documentary possibilities. In 1973, he had his first exhibition and founded Auckland’s first contemporary photography gallery. As a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, Busch directs the ongoing Christchurch social documentary project A Place in Time, which forms the basis of a digital archive held in the University of Canterbury’s collections. Busch’s photographs, like those of his sometime collaborator Bruce Connew, are firmly entrenched in the social realist tradition of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans. Work is a common theme, as are the personalised environments of workplace and home as reflections of the people who inhabit them. These works are straightforward, as frankly direct as the gaze of his subjects, and are as much examples of photojournalism as they are art.