Welcome to Festival Zone for November 2016. The Auckland Festival of Photography Trust are excited to be planning the next Festival, our 14th year and are seeking expressions of interest for 2 new trustees. If you have the skills, time and motivation to help lead the Festival into the future we would love to hear from you. See how to be considered below,

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The Auckland Festival of Photography is open to programming any exhibition created through the medium of photography - be it printed visual art, digital imaging, film or VR. We encourage festival participation from all levels of exhibitors including dealer galleries, private and public venues, individual artists and community groups. We aim to make festival participation as barrier free and inclusive as possible.

Our 2017 Festival has a new structure; there will be a Core programme - now open for submissions for key exhibitions, talks, workshops -  and a wider community focused Satellite programme - registration process is available here. Deadlines for Core Expressions of Interest is 31st January, and Satellite exhibitions registration/fee payment is 7th February 2017.

Whilst our Festival started in central Auckland, since 2006 the Auckland Festival of Photography has presented symposuims, events, commissions, exhibitions, talks, projections, walks, competitions, workshops and digital online engagement across the region each year in June - for over a decade. See our past programmes which document and provide a research tool for anyone wanting to gauge the evolution of the regional Festival model, a regional delivery footprint started in the Auckland area by the Trust. Its proven such a successful formula, that it has now been adopted by a number of other arts Festivals, events and projects in the sector, so we wanted to celebrate the origins of those recent alignments to our vision. We are proud to have initiated it and thank our funders and sponsors who have helped us to establish and develop the regional footprint model for the benefit of the sector, it’s a significant innovation which has come to successful fruition with both public and private sector investment.

The Festival has been developing mechanisms for creating new value for society since our inception in 2004. We help forge bonds between people in the community through cultural experiences.

Identity

Identity 2016

Last month Auckland Festival of Photography Trust announced Shahidul Alam, director of Chobi Mela, Dhaka, Bangladesh is the 2017 international guest curator for the 'Identity' theme at the waterfront Silo 6, our Festival hub. Now we are pleased to share with you, that we are working towards providing a opportunity to local photographers to meet with Shahidul at a pre Christmas get together in Auckland. Keep tuned for more on this rare and unique Festival encounter with one of the world's leading experts.

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Auckland Photo Blog

Congratulations to Meen Treewattanasuwan from Epsom for her October Photo of the Month - titled 'Doesnt Fit'. Her selected photo is a take on the trend of blending previous scenes over current ones to make a new work. We like this photograph as it speaks to the cultural disconnect often experienced by new migrants to the city. This month on the Auckland Photo Blog is an Open theme. Best photo wins a $150 Momento Photo Books voucher. Follow us on Instagram.

Meen Treewattanasuwan; Doesnt Fit

Title - Doesnt Fit by Meen Treewattanasuwan.


Join the Trust

The Auckland Festival of Photography Trust - Registered Trust No:CC38839 wants to hear from you if you have the skills, networks, energy and strategic ability to foster the goals and outcomes of the Festival. More here on the Trust.

The Trust meets 4 times a year and is a volunteer Trust which currently comprises 8 members, with a variety of skills and sector expertise.

As part of the ongoing development of the role of the Trust in bringing the vision of the annual Festival to life each year, we would love to hear from you.

Ideally we would like to hear from people with knowledge and experience of fundraising, intellectual property business development as well as policy and strategic brand delivery and are currently involved in the charitable, NGO or public sector governance.

The Trust operates a number of regionally significant projects and is focused on the long term sustainability of these.

We welcome interest that reflects the broad diversity of the Auckland region and have a range of policies to support the equal opportunity model for representation from within the communities that constitute the region of Auckland and broad stakeholder base we engage with.

Email a brief bio and reason you would like to be considered to: info.photo.festival@xtra.co.nz - Subject: Trustee EOI.


Other news

8. Ann Shelton, The Courtesan, Poroporo (Solanum sp.)

Ann Shelton - Dark Matter  Opens on 26 November 2016 at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. Curated by Dr Zara Stanhope. "This is an exploration of the lens-based practice of Ann Shelton in which time, place, narrative, trauma and female authorship unfold in shifting and destabilising ways". Photo Credit - 8. Ann Shelton, The Courtesan, Poroporo (Solanum sp.). From the series jane says. Pigment Print, 1119 x 840mm. 2015-16 -®ann shelton.


Yuki Kihara - Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland opens Der Papalagi (The White Man), which is a response to Erich Scheurmann’s book and features a public performance presented as a social experiment in which Christian and Barbara Durst – German migrants who have lived in Samoa for over 24 years “go native”. Dressed in full indigenous Samoan regalia, they make public appearances in five locations in and around the capital city of Apia. 18 November to 29 January 2017. Supported by Creative New Zealand International programmes.


Nikon Photo Contest 2016 - 2017, is a prestigious global contest which runs every two years and is calling for entries from Monday 17th October 1pm Japan time to 27 January 2017 1pm Japan time, see full terms and conditions on their website.

Great Awards and prizes, including a new Award and prize for the celebration of the 100th year anniversary for Nikon Cameras. Follow them on Instagram too.

Nikon Photo Contest 2013 Awards exhibition was a feature of the 2014 Auckland Festival of Photography with the NPC lead judge Chris Rainier attending for the launch in Auckland and associated activities. Festival Director, Julia Durkin, was a judge on 2013 Nikon Photo Contest in Tokyo along with 15 top international experts. Wonderful experience!

Come on Kiwis lets try to win this!


Nathan Homestead - Starting on 19 November in Manurewa at Nathan Homestead is Urbanesia//Smile; Portrait of a Community, a open access portrait series engaging members of the local community, you can choose from three settings – a tennis court, native reserve or formal black and white.

Nathan Homestead Nov 2016


Auckland Photo Blog

Congratulations to Meen Treewattanasuwan from Epsom for her October Photo of the Month - titled 'Doesnt Fit'. Her selected photo is a take on the trend of blending previous scenes over current ones to make a new work. We like this photograph as it speaks to the cultural disconnect often experienced by new migrants to the city. This month on the Auckland Photo Blog is an Open theme. Best photo wins a $150 Momento Photo Books voucher. Follow us on Instagram.

Meen Treewattanasuwan; Doesnt Fit

Title - Doesnt Fit by Meen Treewattanasuwan.