Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Auckland Festival of Photography celebrates in style

Media release April 2013
Auckland Festival of Photography celebrates in style

The Auckland Festival of Photography celebrates its 10th birthday in style in June, with its 2013 festival programme featuring in more than 75 Auckland venues and boasting the most impressive line-up yet of New Zealand-based and international photographers.

Compared to its inaugural 2004 programme which included ten events and exhibitions, this year’s festival packs more than 90 exhibitions and events into its May 30 to 21 June timeframe. This makes the annual free festival New Zealand’s largest photographic event.

2013’s festival kicks off under its Talking Culture banner, with a two day symposium (June 1 & 2, Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium) exploring photographers’ responses to natural disasters, including the work of Magnum UK’s Chris Steele-Perkins, and featuring presentations from Giles Crook, Kit Wise and Andrew Quilty (Australia), Fofoga Setolga Tuala (Samoa), Michel Varisco (US) Allan McDonald and Richard Mahoney (New Zealand).

Talking Culture also features the festival’s latest innovation, Portfolio Reviews, where budding photographers can have their work appraised by top curators and photographers.

The Auckland Festival of Photography’s reach is evident in the variety of regional locations where photography will be on display throughout June.

Festival spokesperson, Julia Durkin, says: “For the last decade this regional photography festival has blazed a trail, working across Auckland to celebrate the most important art form of our times. We are proud to showcase photographers from within the region, as well as leading national and international photographers, to the communities of Auckland.”

The 2013 Auckland Festival of Photography’s international content, including guest speakers at its Talking Culture Symposium (sponsored by HP), reflects its membership of the Asia-Pacific Forum and the free festival’s growing reputation as an annual photography event.

This year’s Signature programme of 21 exhibitions includes work by photographers from or based in China (Chen Haiwen), Australia (Paul Batt, Patrick Pound), Japan (MikiNobu Kamatsu), the United States of America (Anthony Goicolea and Allan Sekula), and Mexico (Fernando Montiel Klint).

The line-up of New Zealand-based photographers within the Signature exhibitions is equally impressive. As well as the Annual Fine Arts Commission of Jennifer Mason’s work, other exhibitions feature photography by Mark Adams, Edith Amituanai, Fiona Amundsen, Harvey Benge, Sholto Buck, Daniel Crooks, Bruce Connew, Chris Corson-Scott, Gil Hanly, Ngahuia Harrison, Derek Henderson, Andrew Kennedy, Jae Hoon Lee, Ian Macdonald, Ian Macklay, David Mannering, Allan McDonald, Chris McLennan, John Miller, Maurice Munro, Kazu Ngakawa, Fiona Pardington, Neil Pardington, Haruhiko Sameshima, Geoffrey H. Short, Talia Smith and Vito Trupinic.

Throughout its first decade, the Auckland Festival of Photography has helped open up the art of photography to the public, and its role in celebrating Auckland’s diverse cultural identities and communities.

This year’s programme includes 58 Fringe exhibitions throughout Auckland, from Waiheke to Henderson, Grey Lynn to New Lynn, Blockhouse Bay to Mairangi Bay, Onehunga to Henderson, Hunua to Devonport. Fringe offerings can be found within established art spaces and museums but are also on show to the people using libraries, hotels, schools, malls, churches, cafes and community centres.

With those achievements in mind, photography fans already excited by this year’s festival line up will need to diary two familiar favourites: 2013’s Festival Tuesday Circuit (4 June, 6pm-9pm) and Nikon Auckland Photo Day (8 June, 24 hours).

Festival Tuesday Circuit on 4 June allows photography lovers the chance to visit 14 different exhibitions, from 6pm to 9pm, with transport between galleries, provided by Unitec.

Nikon Auckland Photo Day on 8 June gives members of the public 24 hours to capture an image that reflects their Auckland, and enter it in a competition where they could win one of three Nikon camera prizes. In the process, they will also contribute to a regional archive of Auckland images that has been growing now for a decade.

Annual Fine Arts CommissionTues 4th to 21 June at Silo 7, with Jennifer Mason’s specially commissioned new work - an installation on this landmark at the waterfront.
You are invited to join the Festival team - and obtain your copy of the 2013 festival programme - at joint Festival and Reel Brazil screenings of the documentary Found Memories, on April 20 and 24 at Newmarket’s Rialto cinema.
reelbrazil.co.nz/RBFF_2013/Film_-_Found_Memories.html


See full 2013 programme online at www.photographyfestival.org.nz


Like us on Facebook, “Auckland Festival of Photography”. Follow us on Twitter: @AklPhotoFest
Auckland Festival of Photography 2013
Major funder: ASB Community Trust & Local Government Funder: Auckland Council
Festival Sponsors: Nikon & Hewlett-Packard
International Partners: Asia Pacific Photoforum, PIP, Magnum, Daylight Photo Awards
Community & Cultural Grants: Creative New Zealand, Creative Communities, COGS, The Lion Foundation, Asia NZ. Media supporter: D Photo.

www.photographyfestival.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:


Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Harmful Digital Communication Bill Passes: Focus Must Be On Education

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better... More>>

ALSO:

3-Year Transport Plan: No Plans On Six Northland-Election Bridges

The Transport Authority’s decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National’s shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza Blockade: Māori TV Crew Returning Safely From Israel

A Māori Television crew will be flown back from Israel after their boat was detained by the Israeli Navy while attempting to break the Gaza blockade. More>>

ALSO:

Family Violence: Increasing Reporting But Fewer Resolutions

“We are aware the Police have embarked on a significant programme of change in how they respond to family violence. The data suggests that adequate resourcing including investing in staff training, support and culture change will be required for this to be effective.” More>>

ALSO:

Health: NZ Children Still Suffer Rickets From Lack Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news