Welcome to Festival Zone for August 2014. We are pleased to announce our next cultural exchange exhibition from the Auckland Festival of Photography to China in September. This is the seventh international Festival partnership for us. We provide Auckland and New Zealand photographers exhibition opportunities in overseas Festivals, such as Toulouse, Angkor, Pingyao and Photo Zurich, as well as presenting work from our partners here in Auckland for your enjoyment, showing exhibitions from Head On Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Angkor Photo Festival, Guatephoto and Pingyao International Photography Festival.

Solomon Mortimer; Dominion Road Ranger

Dominion Road Ranger by Solomon Mortimer


Asia Pacific - Pingyao exhibition - People/Tangata

The Pingyao International Photography Festival happens again this September 19th - 25th and for our third time in China, the Auckland Festival of Photography will be presenting an exhibition of New Zealand photographers. The exhibition is People/Tangata  with a selection of images by Qiane Matata-Sipu, Tim J Veling, Solomon Mortimer and Tanu Gago. With approaches that range from traditional black and white documentary through fine art and documentary hybrids to constructed documentary, the photographs in this exhibition capture the heterogeneity, individuality and unaffected dignity and character of the people of New Zealand.


Asia Pacific Photoforum new website

Launching next week is the new Asia Pacific Photoforum website for this collaborative network of professionally delivered photography Festivals who work co-­operatively towards the promotion of photography and photographic art throughout Asia, Australasia and the Pacific rim through the exchange of ideas, artists, support and cross promotion between member festivals. Like our Asia Pacific Photoforum facebook page too!

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Thanks for the funding Auckland Council

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The Festival Trust would like to extend our thanks to the Councillors who sit on the Arts, Culture and Events Committee for the support of the 2015 Festival. Hooray!

Auckland Photo Blog

Anthony Eley; Road to Nowhere

Antony Eley - Road to Nowhere, Whitford

August 2014 is an Open theme. Send in up to 9 entries per photographer this month. Photos of your pet weta, favourite morning coffee, work place or beach. And yes you can send in your selfies too! Congratulations to Antony Eley for our July Photo of the Month, Road to Nowhere. Lovely winter light and mist.


Donations - Auckland Festival of Photography 2015

We are a registered charitable trust that develops and grows with the support of grants, sponsors and donations. We want to keep the Festival free to the public and open to participation by everyone, so we are seeking donations to support the next 2015 Festival - all donations are tax deductible, donate now here - any amount from each of you will help us heaps!


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