31st Higashikawa Overseas Award in Japan announced

AnneNoble

Antartica series, Piss Poles - Anne Noble

Auckland Festival of Photography and Higashikawa International Photography Festival are delighted to announce the 31st Higashikawa Overseas Award has been made to New Zealand photographer, Anne Noble, ONZM. Anne's work will be seen in Japan in August. More details here - http://photo-town.jp/en/higashikawa-prize/prize-foreign/index.html

Anne is represented by Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland. Her exhibition No Vertical Song is in the Signature exhibition series in this year's Festival, more here - http://www.photographyfestival.org.nz/programme/detail.cfm?exhibition_id=1905&exhibition_date=1%20june%202015

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MAGNUM WORKSHOPS in Auckland, New Zealand

From May 28th to June 1st, 2015

In collaboration with the Auckland Festival of Photography

Workshop venue: Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Magnum Photos is thrilled to announce a new workshop in Auckland at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design from May 28th to June 1st, 2015.

Directed by the amazing Magnum photographers Thomas Dworzak, they will offer a new unique intensive photography experience in Auckland through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring and editing sessions.

The Magnum workshops will take place at the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

24 Balfour Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New-Zealand / +64 9-309 5970

http://www.whitecliffe.ac.nz

Magnum comes to Auckland

Auckland Festival of Photography is delighted to announce, direct from Magnum in Paris, the exclusive New Zealand presentation of - Offside Brazil : Susan Meiselas, David Alan Harvey, Jonas Bendiksen and Alex Majoli.

SSusan Meiselas / Magnum Photos; with the support of Save the Dream, Instituto Moreira Salles and ESPN BRAZIL. Bairro de Fátima, Rio de Janeiro. July 11, 2014. Fabiola shows Anne how to wrap her hair naturally in a turban at the store Colares Odara.

Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos with the support of Save the Dream, Instituto Moreira Salles and ESPN. BRAZIL. Bairro de Fátima, Rio de Janeiro. July 11, 2014. Fabiola shows Anne how to wrap her hair naturally in a turban at the store Colares Odara

Magnum Photos with the support of Save the Dream, Instituto Moreira Salles and ESPN, produced Offside Brazil, a project that was shot over 5 weeks in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup by 4 Magnum photographers who worked with local Brazilian photographers and collectives. The resulting collection of work is a tribute to the country of Brazil and Brazilian Society in it's response to hosting the FIFA World Cup. The Auckland Festival of Photography exhibition will show work by Magnum photographer Susan Meisales, Alex Majoli, Jonas Bendiksen and David Alan Harvey. "Offside Brazil is Brazil outside of the games, outside of the stadiums when the biggest football event in the world happened in the most football crazy place on the globe, where futbol touches everyone".

This year's Festival has a unique sideshow to it's annual June presentation. Running parallel to our regular annual Festival is the 2015 U20 Fifa World Cup being hosted in Auckland, with the stars of tomorrow showing off their skills. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to celebrate photography and soccer in Auckland this June.

In conjunction with the Festival and for the first time in New Zealand, the world famous photo agency Magnum will be holding Workshops at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design from May 28th May to June 1st.

Directed by the three renowned Magnum photographers Thomas Dworzak (Ger), Olivia Arthur (UK) and Chien-Chi Chang (Taiwan), they will offer a unique intensive photography experience in Auckland through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring and editing sessions.

Thanks to Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design for their support of these exclusive New Zealand workshops.

Full details of how to apply for this exclusive experience in the Festival will be announced soon.



December 2014

Asia Pacific Photoforum

APP Group Angkor 2014

The annual meeting of member Festivals of the Asia Pacific Photoforum took place last week at the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia.

New Festivals that joined include Higashikawa International Photography Festival, Japan, Obscura Festival of Photography, Penang, Malaysia and Shimmer Photography Biennale, Australia. From left to right: Jessica Lim, Francoise Callier, Angkor, Julia Durkin, Elaine Smith, Auckland, Ryan Libre, Chiang Mai, Aki Kumusoto, Hiroko Yoshizato, Curators, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery, Jeff Moorfoot, Ballarat and Vig Nachname, Penang. This is the heartbeat of the Asia Pacific Photoforum, representing professional photography festivals across Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Guatemala, Japan, New Zealand and Thailand. The Festivals have a combined audience of over 1 million people and there are 8 annual Festivals and 5 Biennales. More here - www.asiapacificphotoforum.org.

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October 2014

The 2015 Festival dates -  28 May to 20 June 2015. 

Theme -2015 Curated programme.

By invitation of the Auckland Festival of Photography Trust, the theme for 2015 is Truth & Fiction.

Truth and fiction in photography are not dichotomous but exist at opposite ends of the same continuum of subjectivity. With documentary photography at one end and digitally constructed realities with no real world referent at the other there is much overlap in between the documentary and art photography genres and shifting amounts of truth and fiction in every photograph. Because we recognise and accept photography’s ability to truthfully represent reality - not wholly objectively but more effectively than any other medium - we can also enjoy when photographers manipulate this property of photography to create fiction. 

The Truth & Fiction programme will include the Talking Culture Symposuim and our annual fine arts commission exhibition. There will be international work alongside NZ work in a three week long curated programme of the finest photography the region has to offer.

For Signature and Fringe exhibitions expressions of interest are now open until 30th January 2015. These shows will not be part of the themed programme and are open to any subject.

NEW Terms and Conditions for inclusion in the Fringe. http://www.photographyfestival.org.nz/taking_part/faq.cfm

Please enjoy our new promotional video for Nikon Auckland Photo Day, a day in the life of our city. 24 hours to show the diversity of our lives! Please like and sharehttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wr68HG61giI

September 2014

Kaunas Photo Panel

Auckland Festival of Photography was delighted to have its Director, Julia Durkin, invited to attend the Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania. The photo shows the panel discussion and here is a video about the Portfolio Reviews showing the event in full swing - http://vimeo.com/107134194