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Auckland Festival of Photography


Wed 29 May 2019, 9:00am
Mon 17 Jun 2019, 12:00am–5:00pm

Where: Ellen Melville Centre, Cnr High St & Freyberg Plce, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: AGENTX

Exhibitions & Events at Ellen Melville Centre.

Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards 2018 winners.
1-10 June, Helen Clark Room, 9-5pm weekdays, after 1pm on Wednesday.

Kuala Lumpur International Photo awards are honoured to participate in the Digital Screens Initiative with a projection of our 2018 winners and finalists’ portraits.

Celebrating our 10th year in rewarding and promoting portrait photography in South East Asia and beyond, KLPA is now calling for entries for the 2019 edition.

Australia and New Zealand Photobook Award 2018.
30 May-3 June, Paddy Walker Room, 9-5pm daily.

Get up close and personal with outstanding antipodean photo books and selected finalists in the region's premier award series. You'll experience a diversity of subjects, formats and design styles, and learn the characteristics of a successful photo book as outlined by the international judging panel. Cast your vote for the People's Choice Award.

Deer Planet - Yoko ISHII (Japan)
29 May-18 June, Freyberg Place, outside Ellen Melville Centre, 24/7
Talking Culture - 1 June, outside Ellen Melville Centre, 12.30-1.20pm

Deer Planet is eight outdoor lightboxes of animals freely interacting with the city of Nara. Like all animals, deer require sustenance, companionship and the ability to contribute to the future of their species. Unlike most wild animals, however, there are deer that live freely in the midtown section of the ancient capital Nara and in the Miyajima Island in Japan.

Yoko will give a walk and talk about her photography Deer Planet.
Join this unique opportunity at the Festival to hear Yoko discuss her work in Deer Planet. Please note this is an outdoor walk and talk so be weather prepared.

Talking Culture - Make your photo book a reality - Panel Discussion
2 June, Helen Clark Room, 11.30-1pm

Artists Becky Nunes MC, Simon Devitt, Mickey Smith, Harry Culy & Anita Totha
Becky Nunes will direct a discussion on the reality of publishing a photo book including topics of funding and publishing models, the design process, format options, pricing, promotions and traps not to fall into.

Talking Culture – Portfolio Reviews
3 June, Helen Clark Room, 11-2pm
Artists Sally Brownbill (Aus), Alejandro Cegarra (Ven), Jessica Lim (Cam) and Ken Newell (NZ)

Book a free expert session to discuss your photography. This is an opportunity to have your images seen and appraised by leading international and local experts. Professional, amateur, student, hobby photographers and the general public are invited to bring in their images for the reviewers to see and give feedback on. Bring prints or your own computer or tablet to view. The public can also drop by. Sessions will be 20 minutes one on one.

Limited availability - email

Digital Screens
Roger Grasas (Spain) / Sophie Merkens (NZ) / Christopher Young (NZ/Aus)
11-17 June, Helen Clark Room, 9-5pm weekdays, after 1pm Wednesday

Digital Screens Initiative presents work by three photographers.

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