Welcome to Festival Zone for August 2021.

 Postcards From New Zealand

Our YouTube channel promoting photography and cultural identity has seven featured artists in August. From Thursday 5th August we will be showing work by William Patino from the deep south in Te Anau, Tracey Scott based in Rotorua and Mary Hutchinson from Wellington.

 You Tube Tracey Scott

You Tube William Patino

 In tandem with this series, since July 2021 the Festival Trust started a new climate change ethic for every participating artist’s ‘Postcard’ profile (all made without paper based artworks) the Festival Trust has gifted 22 native trees to be planted in the country, dovetailing our ‘Postcards” series to help environmental sustainability and nurture the landscape that so many photographers have found inspiring and to encourage new ethically motivated cultural audiences. See our media features on the new series.

From 12th August, see Bruce Foster's amazing, surreal aerial photography taken as part of a project on the environmental impacts on the landscape. Read the media story on Stuff.co.nz about his work here.

You Tube Bruce Foster

And Nelson based Gebhard Krewitt's talks on the social nature of photography clubs.

You Tube Gebhard Krewitt

 Postcards from New Zealand offers a pathway for New Zealand based photographers to participate remotely from around the country, including, this year, contributing photographers based in Northland, Southland, Auckland, Dunedin, Waikato, Nelson, Wanaka, Hawkes Bay and Christchurch. Thanks to Creative New Zealand.

August Schedule - You Tube

You Tube August 2021 promo

Alex King - Postcard From New Zealand

You Tube Alex King

Veronica McLaughlin - Postcard From New Zealand

VeronicaMcLaughlin; Postcards

Radio New Zealand's show Standing Room Only did a really interesting interview with Veronica about her music photography and winning the inaugural Aotearoa Music Photography Award 2021, if you missed it first time, listen in now.

Annual Commission 2020 - Exhibition extended

The 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Commission exhibition has been extended until 15 August. Our Trust celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Commission last year, and now again in 2021, this year it's at the Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough. Featuring works by -

Qiane Matata-Sipu

Qiane Matata-Sipu (Te Wai-o-hua, Waikato-Tainui) is a South Auckland-based journalist, photographer and social activist.

Saynab Muse provides a unique perspective to the cultural landscape of photography, with her Muslim heritage, and love of photography.

Raymond Sagapolutele is an Aotearoa-born Sāmoan artist with family ties to the villages of Fatuvalu in Savai'i and Saluafata in Upolu, Samoa. Read more about all 3 artists here in D Photo 2020 Festival Feature.

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