Each year Massey University's College of Creative Arts brings an internationally significant photographic historian, theorist or artist to Wellington to deliver the annual Peter Turner Memorial Lecture.

In 2016 writer and curator Susan Bright delivered the Peter Turner Memorial Lecture. Her practice covers both the making of exhibitions and the writing and editing of books. Throughout these projects a level of intimacy is involved. This manifests itself in both the process of her curatorial work and the photographic projects she is attracted to. In exhibitions, Bright seeks to create a connection with audiences that challenges the relationship with photographs that today takes place primarily on the screen as a part of every day life.  Projects explored in this lecture will include Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, Face of Fashion, Auto Focus and forthcoming exhibitions, alongside books that highlight the pivotal role of the curator when dealing with highly personal, intimate photography in an ever autobiographical photographic culture.