Auckland Festival of Photography presents a series of digital stories featuring leading international photojournalists from VII Agency.
Trump - The Candidates - Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990.
TIME sent photographer Christopher Morris to capture the candidates’ rallies in slow motion. The surreal experience shows what the human eye can’t see and process in real time. Using the Phantom camera, Christopher was able to record close to 1,000 frames per second, stretching seconds into minutes in experimental films that lie between still photography and video artistry. Instagram: @christopher_vii
Danny Wilcox Frazier - Photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier focuses his work on marginalized communities across the United States. Frazier has photographed people struggling to survive the economic shift that has devastated rural communities throughout America, including in his home state of Iowa. His work acknowledges isolation and neglect while also celebrating perseverance and strength. He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Instagram: @dannywilcoxfrazier; Twitter: @wilcoxfrazier
Linda Bournane Engelberth - South Wales Valleys, known locally as “The Valleys,” is the former industrial area of South Wales in the UK and is currently home to around 30 percent of the Welsh population. It is also the poorest region in Wales. Despite receiving a high level of financial support from the EU, The Valleys recently voted overwhelmingly in favor of Brexit. The Valleys had been a particular target of EU Regional Policy funding due to its classification as a “less developed region” where GDP was less than 75 percent of the EU average. And yet, on June 23, 2016, every single region in the Valley voted Leave. The effects of this shift could have dire consequences for the region as a whole. Instagram: @lindabournane
An additional screening of these will be shown at Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Street on Sunday 11th June 2017 at 3pm - 4pm. Free.