New Zealanders Now

New Zealanders Now was an exhibition aiming to break the negative connotations around the term ‘refugee’, by celebrating the people behind the label. The exhibition provided a window into the present lives of former refugees who have become New Zealanders, with striking, candid portraits, each paired with a short story from their past. Teaming up with the Auckland Refugee Community Coalition (ARCC), Amnesty International, and photographer Nando Azevedo, we created the promotional marketing material for the exhibition, and a high-quality ‘coffee table’ book of prints.

Allowing the Images to Shine

Restrained, minimal design used throughout the book and across all promotional material kept the focus on the powerful black-and-white imagery. Each portrait was paired with a quote from the subject, giving an insight into their unique and interesting lives.


A Valuable Conversation Tool

Publishing the collection as a hardcover book allowed the conversation to continue beyond the exhibition, with many copies of the book being sold at the exhibition opening night. Finished to a high standard on smooth satin stock, the New Zealanders Now book is a valued commemoration of the exhibition.



“From day one the team at Transformer understood our requirements and added incredible value to our project. They not only took care of our design needs with mastery, but were extremely supportive, patient and went the extra mile to help us co-create a piece of work that has been praised by every international organisation working within the resettlement sector. We can’t recommend them enough and we look forward to working with them again in the future.” — Nando Azevedo.



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