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

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news