Welcome to Festival Zone for April 2022.

Disruption at Auckland Festival of Photography – 2022

Outdoor, online and in venue exhibitions that explore the theme of disruption are at the heart of this year’s Auckland Festival of Photography, which runs 2-12 June.

AFP remains agile in delivering a festival in the current environment, with content that reflects social and global dynamics, says AFP founder Julia Durkin, MNZM. “Disruption highlights the role photographers and artists play in articulating what impacts our daily life. Stresses include threats to environmental systems, socio economic shifts, the troubling crossover of the climate crisis with Covid, and the impacts of food, refugee and energy crises. Photographers present these realities and help us navigate a way through them.”

"I am really proud to lead a team that has delivered three outstanding festivals during a pandemic. In 2020, 2021 and now 2022, we've innovated our way through and satisfied a growing audience for photography"

Disruption - NZME Visual Journalists

Dean Purcell; Black Lives Matter protest held in the Auckland CBD. 01 June 2020: New Zealand Herald photograph.

 Dean Purcell; Black Lives Matter protest held in the Auckland CBD. 01 June 2020: New Zealand Herald photograph.

  Presented in association with Auckland Festival of Photography 2022. While New Zealanders stayed home, queued and remained in limbo, New Zealand Media & Entertainment (NZME) visual journalists were tasked with documenting daily life and weather, lockdown news and changes brought to the status quo during one of the most challenging periods in recent history. The NZME journalists juggled work life balance and faced the same family life challenges to bring ‘fourth wall’ visuals as standalone vistas, provide complimentary colour, and document the news stories of NZME for newsdesks.

 Full details here.

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Auckland Photo Day 2022

We are delighted to announce the 18th edition of Auckland Photo Day,  sponsored again this year by Fujifilm NZ. Our leading 24 hours in the/ day of our region competition, takes place on Saturday 11th June.  Great camera prizes are available up for images judges select as their favourites. Terms and Conditions apply.

Auckland Photo Day - 2022 Fujifilm 

1st Prize

  Fujifilm NZ - 1st prize -X-S10 XF18-55mm kit Black V2

1st Prize: X-S10 XF18-55mm kit Black, SRP $2499

2nd Prize

Fujifilm NZ - 2nd prize - X-T30 II XC15-45mm V2

2nd Prize: X-T30 II XC15-45mm Kit Black, SRP $1849


3rd Prize

Fujifilm NZ - 3rd prize - X-T200 XC15-45mm Kit Dark Silver

3rd Prize: X-T200 XC15-45mm Kit Dark Silver, SRP $999

Auckland Photo Day - 2022 Fujifilm A

People's Choice Prize: Instax Mini Evo + 100 shots of film. SRP $499

Fujifilm NZ - Peoples Choice prize - Instax Mini Evo


Online exhibitions - April 2022

We're live with this new online section, with great remote viewing, reads, and participation talks. From all over the world including from cities around NZ, Australia, Canada, USA, UK and Germany.

Presented in partnership with the Auckland Festival of Photography online programme & Ballarat International Foto Biennale digital, Australia as part of the Disruption [raruraru] theme. The online programme shares two projects presented as part of the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale: In Translation + and Raining Embers.

BIFB Online 

Image credits:

Kengo Kuma & Associates, Water | Glass, Atami, JP, 2002 © Erieta Attali. Courtesy the artist.

Aletheia Casey, New South Wales south coast Australia, 2019-2020. Courtesy the artist.

In Venue Exhibitions - April 2022

April sees the start of a few Festival in venue exhibitions, see full calendar for more.

It Aint Necessarily So

Image credit; Timothy Mackrell, Untitled 2.0 from the series The Future of an Illusion Framed print

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