June 2014

Nikon 2014 Auckland Photo Day winner  

The winners of the Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2014 competition have been announced. More than 1000 entries were received this year, adding to a unique archive of more than 11,000 images taken of Auckland and its communities since the annual June event first took place in 2004’s Auckland Festival of Photography.

Dave Barker; Time for a Fag

2014’s winner is Dave Barker’s image Time for a Fag which shows a newly-wed couple relaxing at the water’s edge. Judges praised the top photograph for its “fortuitously captured and intriguing moment bathed in a golden light - a photograph that asks questions of the people, customs, traditions and consumption. It’s brilliant because of the multiple readings that can emerge from this single image. A split world of idealism versus reality.” 

Nikon Auckland Photo Day starts at midnight tonight 7th June - take a photo in Auckland region and send it in here, anyone can enter for free. 24 hours.


May 2014

Nikon Auckland Photo Day is on 7th June 2014, 24 hours.

See conditions of entry. Entries close at 5pm, Friday 13th June 2014.

Winners announced on Wednesday 18th June 2014. See website Latest News or subscribe to our e-newsletter.

Judges are Assoc Professor Megan Jenkinson, Photographer, Jono Higgins, Nikon and Chris Traill, FNZIPP

April 2014

Fantastic support from our partners in Nikon Tokyo, hooray the Auckland Festival of Photography is their latest news -http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/

Full programme for 2014 announced on 8th April, download a copy here

February 2014

We are delighted to announce a exclusive NZ premiere for Auckland Festival of Photography in 2014!

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Dina Bova; Elegy of Autumn

Dina Bova - Elegy of Autumn -  Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 Grand Prize

Nikon Photo Contest exhibition comes to Auckland

With more than 1 million photographs shared via the Internet every day, the world of photography is undergoing tremendous change. And so, for it's 34th anniversary, the worldwide Nikon Photo Contest exhibition is coming to Auckland in June 2014. This is a meaningful and celebratory achievement for us as hosts at the Auckland Festival of Photography of this Nikon Photo Contest award-winners exhibition. Full programme announced in April.

December 2013

Auckland Festival of Photography wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!

October 2013

After a highly successful annual meeting of the APP at the 2013 Pingyao International Photography Festival, the newly expanded network, Asia Pacific Photoforum Festival Directors had a group photograph.

From left to right on back row is Ryan Libre, Director, Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival, Thailand, Moshe Rosenveig, Director, Head On Festival, Sydney, Australia, Alasdair Foster, APP Ambassador, next row Mr Zhang Guotian, Chief Artistic Director Pingyao, China, Julia Durkin, Festival Director, Auckland Festival of Photography, NZ, Jeff Moorfoot, Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia and Cristina Chavarria, Artistic Director, Guatephoto, Guatemala and front row is Amy Liu, International Director, Pingyao, China and Gilma Suarez Rivera, Director, Fotografica Bogota, Colombia.

Absent friends include - Maurice Ortega, Queensland Festival of Photography, Australia, Francoise Callier and Jessica Lim, Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia and Shahidul Alam, Director, Chobi Mela Festival, Bangladesh.