Image Auckland is delighted to announce the winners of 2022 Music Photography Award - Whakaahua Puoro Toa
Dave is a professional photographer covering live events for 20 years, who's images regularly appear in numerous local and international publications including The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Sun, Newsweek, RollingStone, Billboard, Forbes, Vanity Fair, People, The Huffington Post, Pitchfork and NME, and is a Getty Images contributor.
2022 Music Photography Award 1st Prize: Photographer - Dave Watson, Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl) performing at Mt Smart Stadium, 2018
2022 Music Photography Award 2nd Prize: Photographer - Shelley Te Haara, Julia Deans, performing at the first Songbirds in Suburbia
Judge comment: “Whilst not technically perfect, it tells a strong story. It's dark and moody, with harsh lighting and I like the graphic handling. It speaks to me about a musician performing against adversity and everything that nature is throwing against her (rain being an allegory for Covid and lockdowns?). Yet, she continues to perform sheltered under an umbrella.”
Shelley wins $750 cash. Shelley said the win had "made my day" and "thanks to the judge, who she has "stood with in the pit" on many occasions"
View all the 2022 entries
Call For Submissions CLOSED.
The Festival invites proposals from the entire spectrum of the photographic medium, ranging from fine arts, conceptual, documentary photography, and photojournalism to other media, including video, performance, and installation. In this way, we aim to create a dialogue between multiple expressive means, thematic areas, and approaches from a traditional photography background to the most contemporary practices.
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Taking Part in the Festival allows exhibitors to benefit through:
- Inclusion in the 2022 Festival programme, our Festival is internationally recognised, built up over 18 years. 2022 is the 19th edition of the festival!
- Support of Festival infrastructure - we place the spotlight on photography - attracting extensive publicity through a wide variety of media channels.
- A dedicated website listing on: www.photographyfestival.org and promotion through the festival social media accounts.
- For every project submitted/selected, the Festival Trust will gift one Native Tree to be planted in New Zealand.
- Opportunity to enter the Late Harvest - Artist Award for a chance to win cash prizes.
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Dates - 2022 Festival
Update for 2022 Festival: News
Due to the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival Trust has agreed to make simple changes to how the Festival programme will be delivered in 2022. Building on our strategy of outdoor exhibitions since 2007 and the introduction of an online programme for the 2020 and 2021 Festivals, the 2022 Festival will now feature 3 key sections – In Venue, Outdoor and Online.
The In Venue section will feature all exhibitions, events and activations that take place inside a gallery, community space or any indoor area. Traditionally these would include Core, Digital Screens, Satellite and Talking Culture. From 2022 these will be known as “In Venue”.
Participation can be for an Outdoor activity or Online activity for our hybrid Festival, if that suits your particular work or project or artists or group. Any online projects, talks, panels, virtual exhibitions (both international and New Zealand wide) will be invited for presentation for any dates starting from the main promotional period April – June 2022, creating a truly exciting new hybrid Festival over a new timeframe.
The Festival Trust will call for submissions for next year's festival timings, once our fundraising has reached it's milestone for mid January 2022 start. The submission process will be streamlined and much more flexible for our participating galleries, project or artists or groups within our digital online promotion only. Full submission details to be announced in January 2022 including deadlines. If you would like to support the Festival activities, we have a Give A Little Page which allows all NZ taxpayers a 33% tax credit on your donations.
Information for 2022 Festival: COVID-19
Information for Event Organisers: COVID-19
The Auckland Festival of Photography endorses the Guidelines for Events - https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/covid-19-protection-framework/events/
Please check the exhibition/project/event you are proposing to take place in the Festival complies with the COVID-19 code for event organisers.
Julia Durkin, the founder and director of the annual Auckland Festival of Photography [AFP] has been awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2020 New Years’ Honours
Julia Durkin, Festival founder & director with Annual Commission artist PJ Paterson, Award winner, Pingyao, China 2015
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the recipients were a diverse group of well-deserving Kiwis.
Since it began in 2004, AFP has become Australasia’s longest running annual photography festival, typically providing more than 100 exhibitions and events each June.
Ms Durkin says. “I'm humbled and delighted to receive this honour. It is a real privilege to be given such a significant national recognition of my work and of AFP’s contribution to the photography community and cultural sector.” For full details see - Julia Durkin; MNZM Award 2020. Or online at the DPMC, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.