Welcome to Festival Zone for September 2021.

 The Auckland Festival of Photography Trust and team hope you are all well, making the best of staying home and helping save lives. Kia Kaha.

Auckland Festival of Photography online - Alert Level 4

Flatten The Curve

 "AFP’s core mission is to present photography to the public so we are delighted to announce our resilience programme online is available across New Zealand on You Tube TV for audiences in this Lockdown,” says AFP director Julia Durkin. “Innovation is necessary to present the arts, cultural and community benefits of the festival, given the ongoing health crisis,” Durkin says.

Lockdown 2021

Whilst in Lockdown in September you are all invited to share your photos on our Auckland Photo Blog, make your photos submissions  whilst staying home or on your local neighborhood walk on your phone.

This is the 2nd edition of our very successful community photography project to help everyone share their feelings and experiences of 'Lockdown' through photos. At home, in the garden, on your local walk or if you are an essential worker, or in MIQ you can take part in the 2021 Lockdown visual diary. If out on a walk, do remember to follow the Alert Level requirements - Face - Wear a Mask, Space - Keep Your Distance, only essential outings are allowed. Take a photo now and then, help your mental health and supports us to share a common experience together whilst being kept apart. See more on TV1 News about the project which started in 2020, see what people have shared from this Lockdown so far here.

 This image from Paul Craze; 'Discarded' is taken last year in April 2020 on a local walk.

 Paul Craze; Discarded

For the 2021 lockdown time, in this new normal, the Festival team are hoping you can also check out our You Tube channel, where we have produced over 74 artist profiles, and 4 Talking Culture talks, and several short films, moving image winners of Auckland Photo Day.
We have made most of these profiles during last year's 2020 Alert Level 3 and 4 Lockdowns. This year since July, we have supported 22 photographers this year with the Festival online hybrid presentations of great work from around New Zealand. Kia kaha tatou. WATCH HERE, or see more details below. Thanks to Creative New Zealand.

 Postcards From New Zealand

Our YouTube channel promoting our own Kiwi photography and cultural identity has 74 featured artists in all genres.

You Tube Fiona Clark

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.

Alex King - Postcard From New Zealand

You Tube Alex King

 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.

City Rail Link - Outdoors exhibition - Alert Level 4

Auckland photographer Mark Barber has captured the humanity of the moment within the construction through his art portraits - The people at the heart of the City Rail Link project - the people who are working to build the stations, most who go unnoticed underground.
During Alert Level 4, only see this, on your short walk, only if its near to your home in Mt Eden or New North Road, but do wear a mask, keep your distance. If you are elsewhere in Auckland please stay home, and dont view until Alert Level permits regional outings. The outdoor street exhibition is presented since June in partnership with Link Alliance, a consortium of several companies contracted to build the main section of the City Rail Link tunnels. Image - View of large-scale photographs at construction site: Nikau St, Auckland.
Mark Barber - Nikau St

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