Artist Exhibition Award 2020 - Late Harvest winner announced
The festival is pleased to announce Maryanne Bilham is this year's winner of the 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography Late Harvest Award for the image Autumnal Rays.
She wins $1500 cash award and certificate which will be presented on Sunday 7 June. Maryanne is exhibiting on the Festival YouTube programme 'Postcards from New Zealand' this week on 6 June.
Judge Roger Brown from winesearcher.com praised the evocative, late autumn tone and colouring of the image and how it fitted into the ‘late harvest’ theme. “The figure walking along the track, perhaps walking home from the fields [and] the low level of the sun and the flowered grasses just added more. Congratulations!"
Judge Judith Crispin, artist. praised the high standard of entries, saying it was very difficult to select a shortlist. “I was very excited to see work that celebrated the natural world so wholeheartedly."
Wine-Searcher is the world’s most powerful wine website – every day they help millions of people to find their favourite wines and spirits. And while their outlook might be global, they are very much a New Zealand-based company and proud to sponsor the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Closed for 2020 - All exhibiting and presenting artists, photographers in the Festival 2020 are eligible to apply.
Wine-Searcher is the world’s most powerful wine website – every day we help millions of people to find their favourite wines and spirits. And while our outlook might be global, we are very much a New Zealand-based company and we’re proud to sponsor the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Artist Exhibition Award 2019 - Beauty by Subtraction
The festival is pleased to announce Jiongxin Peng was last year's winner of the 2019 Auckland Festival of Photography Beauty by Subtraction - Artist Award for the image Between Heaven and Earth.
This was the third year the artist Award has been presented and coincided with the launch of the 2019 Auckland Festival of Photography.
Entry to the Beauty by Subtraction Award was open to any New Zealand photographer exhibiting in this year’s festival and the winner won a $2000 cash prize and award certificate.
Sally Brownbill (Australia), director The Brownbill Effect judged the Beauty by Subtraction Award said -
"It was a huge honour to be invited to judge this years 2019 Auckland Festival of Photography award, “Beauty by Subtraction”.
I was thrilled to see the diversity in the images that had been entered into this year’s award. Each photographer was able to interpret the brief in a personal way, which is very refreshing, given our exposure these days to imagery and ideas.
The winning image however stood out as a shining light, not only for its strength of composition and technical prowess, but also for its interpretation of the brief. It was powerful and majestic at the same time. The concept of the arrow and the road also drew me in, with driving in mind, and felt that this was the perfect, well executed piece of work to win this award."
Artist Jiongxin Peng is showcasing his work, as part of the Satellite programme.