Auckland Festival of Photography
The 9th annual Auckland Festival of Photography rolls out across the Auckland region again in June with 100 photography exhibitions and events. Over 400 photographers exhibit in a selected Signature and open access Fringe programme. Amongst the highlights in this year’s Signature programme is the 2nd Annual Fine Arts Commission exhibition at the Aotea Gallery (9-24 June), featuring the promising talent of James K Lowe. Alongside at Aotea Gallery are Magnum images by photographer Alex Webb and Susan Meiselas, screening as part of the Talking Culture Symposium “Crossing Borders” on 2 June, including also NZ’s Nikki Denholm and Bruce Connew.
Signature exhibition highlights include Peter Peryer, John Turner, Daniel Crooks and German artist Jon Adrie Hoekstra’s exhibition “Nactrecorder” - a rare opportunity for an interactive experience of sound and vision. Also, at the Papakura Art Gallery is Lisa Reihana’s Nga Hau e Wha, a contemporary representation of Maori tradition and at the Auckland Museum the internationally esteemed exhibition of the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
A small taster of this month long photography feast across the entire Auckland region will once again be on offer with the Festival Tuesday Circuit on 5th June, where the public will be transported for free around the openings of 9 exhibitions in the CBD.
Returing in 2012 is the Nikon Auckland Photo Day - is an open access public competition run over a period of 24 hours on the 9th of June. For one day only, photographers are asked to capture an image which reflects their Auckland. If the photo is good enough to show your friends and family - your built-in audience - it might be good enough to win 1st Prize in Nikon Auckland Photo Day.
Nikon Auckland Photo Day is conversational. It allows anyone, anywhere in Auckland to share their perspectives of our region. It creates democratic visual conversations about the place we live, work and play. We want to see the fascination in the everyday, what is surprisingly different and what is comfortingly familiar.
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