23 Aug 2016

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Talented Old Collegian Alexander Hillary (Parnell 2013-2014), recently presented to Middlemore Hospital four framed photographs that he composed while in his Year 13 Photography class at King’s. 


The photographs have been put up in the Hillary Wing at the Hospital, alongside photographs taken by his grandfather Sir Edmund Hillary during his service to the Nepalese people in the 1950s and 1960s.

Alexander’s father, Peter Hillary, who opened the wing two years ago, also accompanied Alexander and King's Head of Visual Art and Design, Chas Foxall for the presentation to Pam Tregonning, Executive Director of the Middlemore Foundation.

Peter Hillary is thrilled that his son's photos are in the Edmund Hillary Wing.

“It galvanises the link with Alexander’s old school, where he developed these skills, with one of Auckland’s most important healthcare facilities that has a new wing carrying his grandfather’s name," says Peter.

Chas Foxall is on the Art and Design Committee at the Hospital and continues the close liaison that King’s College has had with the Hospital over the years.

Alexander says he hopes his photographs will inspire others to adventure more.

"To me these photographs embody a time of adventure and enlightenment during which I pushed myself physically and creatively. The pursuit of different methods and locations was an unforgettable experience. For others, I hope these photographs may inspire the adventurous spirit that my grandfather represented," says Alexander.

Alexander’s photographs are of the Hillary Trail in Waitakere and of Mt Kilimanjaro which he recently climbed with his father, Peter.