The Waterview Tunnel Project

Art meets Engineering

‘Documentary work of this nature serves as a reminder that the role of photography can still be to surprise: to reveal the unseen and, quite literally, to bring light to otherwise dark places.’

Andrew Clark, Art New Zealand Magazine

Photographers Tammy Williams and Gareth Moon were given unprecedented access to document one of New Zealand’s most ambitious civic projects, the Waterview Tunnel.

Given little capacity in the working environment for posed setup’s the pair adopted an observational approach and set out to generate an artistic record of the people building the tunnel.

The results of their photos confirm the tunnel’s place in engineering history. Graphic, iconic and powerful. Engaging portraits and unreal landscapes. The photography tells a story of audacious engineering, humanity and the contrasts and interactions between the two.