Welcome to Festival Zone for September 2014. We are pleased to bring you our monthly news update about what's happening this month and over the coming months with the Festival plans.

PIP Opening Ceremony 2013

Pingyao International Festival 2013 Opening Ceremony

Auckland Festival of Photography 2015

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We are pleased to announce our next Festival will take place from 28 May to 20 June 2015. Expressions of interest are open until late January 2015 and details on how to take part can be found on our website. The new curated theme for 2015 plus new ways to participate will be announced next month. Check our website for more details or like us on our FB page.

Next year is the 12th year of the Festival and we look forward to showing more inspirational, challenging and great new artists, projects and exhibitions to engage our audience. 

Kaunas Photo Festival


Kaunas Photo is an annual Festival which has a curated theme for exhibitions and events alongside portfolio reviews. It has been running since 2004 and this year is celebrating other Festivals which also started in 2004. This week features a discussion about photography festivals with the Directors of a few of those festivals including Julia Durkin of the Auckland Festival of Photography (New Zealand), Louise Clements of "Format" (Derby, UK) and Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, founder and director of KAUNAS PHOTO. To be moderated by Ángel Luis González, energetic director of a young festival, PhotoIreland. Our festival director is delighted to be able to discuss the photography scene in New Zealand and the Auckland Festival of Photography at this event.

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Exhibition at Red Brick Gallery, Higashikawa International Photography Festival.
Higashikawa International Photography Festival takes place in the small town of Higashikawa which is in Hokkaido, northern Japan. The festival has been running for 30 years, and it was great to attend in August and congratulate them on this wonderful achievement at their 30th anniversary celebration. Their programme consists of curated exhibitions, projections, portfolio reviews, award ceremonies, photo shoots and outdoor street exhibitions which all come together to engage the audience. More details here on the annual Hokkaido Festival. We look forward to working more closely with them in the future. 
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Street exhibitions are part of the town being host to the annual Festival in August.

Asia Pacific - Pingyao exhibition - China

Now launched 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!

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. Curated by Elaine Smith, Festival Projects. These cultural exhibition exchanges are a key part of the Festival's involvement in the Asia Pacific Photoforum.

The NZ artists exhibition will be seen by a huge number of attendees at the Pingayo Festival which annually attracts more than 200,000 people. It is the largest photography Festival in the world. 

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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!

Newsletter Archives

01 Aug 14: Festival Zone - August 2014
09 Jul 14: Festival Zone - July 2014
18 Jun 14: Festival Zone - Festival closing week
10 Jun 14: Festival Zone - June Festival Week 2
02 Jun 14: Festival Zone - June 2014
29 May 14: Festival Zone - Festival kicks off today
21 May 14: Festival Zone - May 2014 No2
06 May 14: Festival Zone - May 2014
08 Apr 14: Festival Zone - Programme launched 2014
06 Mar 14: Festival Zone - March 2014
04 Feb 14: Festival Zone - February 2014
21 Jan 14: Festival Zone - Happy New Year 2014
05 Dec 13: Festival Zone - December 2013
06 Nov 13: Festival Zone - November 2013
06 Oct 13: Festival Zone - October 2013
05 Sep 13: Festival Zone - September 2013
07 Aug 13: Festival Zone - August 2013
06 Jul 13: Festival Zone - July 2013
18 Jun 13: Festival Zone - Festival closing week
09 Jun 13: Festival Zone - Festival week#2 June
03 Jun 13: Festival Zone - June 2013
28 May 13: Festival Zone - Festival 2013 launch week
20 May 13: Festival Zone - May 2013 # 2
04 May 13: Festival Zone - May 2013