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Final days to see popular exhibition

Monday 2 September 2013

Final days to see popular exhibition

Time is running out for people to see a free exhibition of works by some of the country’s best photographers.

The New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition is open until Sunday (8 September) on the corner of Cashel and High streets. The exhibition showcases the finalists in this year’s competition and allows people the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award. A selection of images from previous years is also on display.

It is the first time the exhibition has been to Christchurch and Mayor Bob Parker urges people to take the chance in the next few days to see what he describes as “stunning” images.

“We all think we know about the natural beauty of our country but these photographers have a way of capturing it anew and finding fresh perspectives that are truly inspiring.”

The images are organised into four categories: Wildlife, Landscape, Society and Culture, and Photostory.

New Zealand Geographic editor James Frankham says, “The visual arts have the power to engage, motivate, and reconnect people with their land and society — important and potent emotional connections to make at a time when the city is rebuilding and redefining itself.

“Thousands of votes have been cast in the People’s Choice category so far”, says Mr Frankham, “and it’s shaping up as a tightly fought battle.

“The diversity of finalist images and the closeness of voting to date is a sign of the quality of the finalist images – and the strength of connection they have with different individuals. I encourage Cantabrians to get along to the exhibition and make their votes count.”

Voting can also be done online at www.nzgeographic.co.nz/photocomp

Hosting the exhibition in Christchurch has been made possible through a grant from Christchurch City Council’s Transitional City Projects Fund. It is part of a regular programme of events to attract people back to the Central City.

“Events such as these are an important drawcard to bring people into the heart of the city and add to the sense of vibrancy and activity of Christchurch,” says Mayor Parker.

The exhibition is open daily from 10am.

The next event in the programme is Open Streets on 29 September. Streets will be closed to vehicles and there will be a number of cycle-themed activities and entertainment.

Find out more about Central City projects at www.futurechristchurch.co.nz/events


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