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Classic black & white lights up Auck Photo Blog

Classic black & white lights up Auckland Photo Blog

The Auckland Festival of Photography proudly launched its latest PARTICIPATION project – Auckland Photo Blog – towards the end of September on the Festival website. A feature online photographic diary for Auckland it is the Festival’s new tool for digital photography in the region. This new section of the Festival website is a salute to the democratic nature of photography and allows for a unique and ongoing series of Auckland images making it the ONLY such creative project in the region. During October the blog theme was LIGHT to capture the vibrant culture of the Indian community during Diwali Festival of Light in Auckland.

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The chosen Photo of The Month for the LIGHT theme was titled “Look” taken by Chris Melville, a striking image of a stilt walker taken in classic black and white. Photo of The Month selector said that “for such a colourful event this image was striking for it’s great use of classic black and white”.

The Photo of the Month will be a regular feature of the Auckland Photo Blog which is now accepting entries for an open theme during November and December see

The Auckland Festival of Photography is the regions major signature visual arts Festival. Held annually since 2004, with 3 successful Festivals to date, showcasing over 70 exhibitions/events and highlighting the work of over 450 photographers. This annual celebration of photography has included work by leading artists such as Marti Freidlander, Deborah Smith, Haru Sameshima, Ingrid Boberg, Mark Adams, John McDermott, Rebecca Swann, Ron Fitzwilliam, Wayne Barrar, Ellen Smith, Allan McDonald, Darren Glass, Ann Shelton, Harvey Benge, John Lyall, Jenny Tomlin, Lynn Clayton, Ralph Talmont, Liz March, Wayne Wilson Wong, as well as emerging artists Conor Clarke, Henry Jen, Sada, Abby Storey, Vicky Thomas, Rochelle Huia Smith plus many more, with exhibitions by leading members groups such as Photoforum, PSNZ and the NZIPP.

The dates for the 2007 Festival are 1st June to 24th June.

The showcase LIGHT gallery exhibition will show during the Photography Festival in June 2007 at BritomART. LIGHT is supported by the ASIA NZ Foundation and Auckland City Event Promotions.

Auckland Photo Blog is supported by Sky City Community Trust and NZ Internet Services.

Creative Exposure Festival 2007 is supported by ASIA NZ Foundation, Auckland City Council, North Shore City Council, Waitakere City Council, Sky City Community Trust , COGS, Hobson Community Board, NZ Internet Services and significant support from The ASB Community Trust.


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