2013 is the third year of the Auckland Festival of Photography's Annual Commission, an annual public commission of photographic art by a fine arts photographer in New Zealand. The Commission provides an opportunity to support and promote an Auckland photographic talent as well as creating an important cultural and artistic asset for present and future Auckland audiencesto enjoy. This year's commissioned artist is Jennifer Mason.
Jennifer Mason is an Auckland-born artist working in the medium of photography. She has studied photography in New York (2004); gained a BFA / BA from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland (2005); and has won numerous art awards for her work, which also feature in prominent New Zealand and U.S.A. collections. In her current work she alters and transforms photographs of interiors into new spaces that contain odd spatial transplants that manipulate the appearance fo scale and perspective. Light, material, space, line and shadow are paramount in her work.
Other shortlisted artists this year were Peter Evans, and Anita Jacobsen.