Jos Wheeler’s photographs challenge the images employed by the mainstream media. Because photographs can become iconic in defining major events and how we remember them, it’s important to understand which side of the story these images represent. Approaching his subjects with sensitivity, Wheeler works with a close empathy and appreciation for local communities, landscapes and political interests. His images advocate for voices that are often marginalised or distorted in their campaigning on issues regarding land and sea use, social issues and New Zealand’s heritage as a bicultural nation. Wheeler is highly regarded as a Director of Photography for films, documentaries and music videos. He has travelled extensively and usually has a stills camera close at hand.