Archived: Auckland Festival of Photography

Central city galleries and venues

The festival takes place over June and is a visual arts giant in Auckland, the largest in the region.

The festival will cover a range of events and a theme of some of the photos exhibited seem to include family relationships and memory. Signature events and key events in the Heart of the City are:

Nikon Photo Contest 2012 - 2013 Award Winners is an exhibition displaying photographs from a selection of those who submitted from 153 countries and regions across the world. Over 22,000 images were submitted. Photography as a means of storytelling is what drives this competition. A talk will take place at the event with lead judge Chris Rainier speaking on the subject at 12.30 on Friday 30th May.
29 May - 20 June, Aotea Centre, 10am - 5pm daily.

Grills is another signature event, by artist Ane Tonga looking at adornment and jewellery, which traditionally meant feathers and human hair to signify high social stature. The now rising social stature of grills with the gold plating of teeth, nifo koula, is a modern symbol for Tongans living in diaspora. There is also dance performance to open the exhibition on Friday 30 May, at 5pm.
Opens Friday 30 May, Gus Fischer Gallery

The group exhibition Streets We Have Known has photography of local streetscapes and photographers Allan McDonald, Edith Amituani, Lucien Rizos, Photoman777777, and Soloman Mortimer. The exhibition will feature photographs of local people including Margaret of Karangahape Road.
Opens Tuesday 3 June, Anna Miles Gallery
There are plenty of chances to join in by the 2014 Talking Culture Symposium at Auckland Art Gallery. Speakers at the event include: Ans Westra, Qiane Matata Sipu, Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam and National Geographic Photographic fellow Chris Rainier. 

Refer to the 2014 programme for more information.

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Last updated: 21 August 2020

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