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Grant Sheehan & Phantom House


Grant Sheehan is a Wellington-based photographer, writer and publisher.

His photographs have featured in magazines and newspapers such as Condé Nast Traveller, The Telegraph and the New York Times, and in over 30 books, including Landmarks-Historic Buildings of New Zealand; Cafés of the World, the internationally successful series A Place to Stay – Hotels of the World, Planet Penguin and New Zealand Landscapes from Northland to Antarctica. A twice winner of the New Zealand Travel Photographer of the Year Award (2002 and 2008), with images from international assignments, his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums.

His most recent books include Ghosts in the Landscape (2011), Lights in the Landscape: Lighthouses of New Zealand (2013), Eye in the Sky: A Drone above New Zealand (2015), The Night Watchers: New Zealand Nightscapes (2018), and a trio of children’s books, about the history of some of our lighthouses before automation. Artificial intelligence and its development and implications is his current focus.

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Phantom House Books is a publishing house in Wellington, New Zealand, specialising in photographic and general non-fiction books. More information is available on our website:  Phantom House Books

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