Welcome to Festival Zone for the Festival closing week, June 2021.

Harvey Benge - Auckland - The 70s and 80s

Harvey Benge

Harvey Benge (1944–2019) was a prolific photographer and committed maker of photobooks. Working between Auckland and Paris he published over 70 titles, often in the form of limited editions. His photographs have also been shown in public and private galleries in the UK and throughout Europe as well as in New Zealand. He has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Prix du Livre at Arles Photography Festival, France.

Benge's photographs explore the anthropology of cities, the nature of impermanence and the small moments of everyday life. Benge’s work, which became increasingly autobiographical, sought to make the viewer question what is overlooked or unseen. This body of work is of central Auckland in the 70s and 80s - Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Parnell and and the City. At Melanie Roger Gallery, 16 June - 3 July.

   Photography fans can enjoy 2021’s Auckland Festival of Photography across the region from June 3 to 20. FREE. Full programme here.

Auckland Photo Day 2021

Scott Cushman; Last Man Riding

Deadline for entries for our annual  Auckland Photo Day 24 hour challenge - is Friday 18th June at 5pm. Some great images rolling into the judges so far, like the one above by first time entrant Scott Cushman, with 'Last Man Riding' taken on the west coast.

New camera prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and People’s Choice sponsored by Fujifilm NZ, with 3 NEW cash prizes in tandem.

Fuji Film 1st prize + $1000 Cash

Fuji Film 2nd prize+ $500 Cash


People's Choice voting opens on 24th June. See the entries so far on our public online display here.

Core 2021

Encounter - Shaun Waugh
Two Rooms |  4  June - 3 July

Shaun Waugh

(c) Shaun Waugh - a ruse (iv), 2020, archival pigment print

Survey - Festival audience

Give us your feedback - about the 2021 Festival - we still have online talks, regionwide Awards, key outdoor exhibitions plus last minute Satellite activations, but we'd love to know your experience this year. Please only complete once and our deadline is Weds 30th June 2021.


We appreciate your feedback - it only takes a few minutes to complete the 2021 Festival Audience survey. 

The survey is anonymous, the festival will not know who is responding, we will only get a % result based on the answers supplied by you. Thanks for your support.

Satellite Highlights 2021

Lots still to see on the Festival regional circuit this week and some into next week, there is something for everyone around the region in the 2021 Satellite programme.

Aotea The Colour of Water - Emma Farmer
Great Barrier Island Community Art Gallery |  14  June - 27 June

Emma Farmer, Medlands

(c) Emma Farmer, Medlands

La raza - Anna-Maria Bribiesca
Crumb Cafe, Grey Lynn |  5  June - 26 June

Anna-Maria Bribiesca, La raza cuatro

(c) Anna-Maria Bribiesca - La Raza Cuatro

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