NIKON Auckland Photo Day 2014
Every June - midnight to midnight - 24 hours, one day, one city
The 2014 Festival date for this year's Nikon Auckland Photo Day is to be Saturday 7 June.
NIKON AUCKLAND PHOTO DAY (initiated by the festival in 2004) is an open access public competition run over a period of 24 hours. For one day only photographers are asked to capture an image which reflects their Auckland. If the photo is good enough to show your friends and family - your built-in audience - it might be good enough to win 1st prize in Nikon Auckland Photo Day. Groups, individuals, families, children - anyone with access to a camera is encouraged to submit the scenes, people and places that reflect their Auckland region.
Auckland Photo Day is conversational, it allows anyone, anywhere in Auckland to share their perspectives of our region. It creates democratic visual conversations about the place we live, work and play. We want to see the fascination in the everyday, what is supringsly different and what is comfortingly familiar. This event celebrates the many individual pockets of culture and identity present in New Zealand's biggest city by building cultural currency. Whilst celebrated in a spirit of fun this event also fulfills the important role of documenting our life right here and now in the world we live in. A DAY IN THE LIFE of Auckland. Look at Auckland through some new eyes and show us your vision.
Photographs are kept in an archive for future exhibition and to provide a visual resource for the region. All images submitted are available to view for reference, research and limited use for promotional purposes under licence.
Media about previous winners:
Media Releases 2013
Runners up in Top 30 Pete Rees - http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/waiheke-marketplace/8838740/Peters-pics-hit-the-spot
Scoop announces Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2013
Seven Sharp TV1 announces winner Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2013
The Big Idea on Groo Lee's We Need To Talk winner
Media release Nikon Auckland Photo Day take on contemporary life - We Need To Talk - 2013 Nikon Auckland Photo Day winner announced
Nikon Auckland Photo Day goes to China
We are delighted to announce that for the very first time Nikon Auckland Photo Day went to China, as part of a cultural exchange between partner Festivals in the AsiaPacific Photoforum. The Auckland Festival of Photography and Pingyao International Photography Festival worked together in 2012 to showcase the images of 42 Auckland photographers who participated in 2012 Nikon Auckland Photo Day at their annual Pingyao event.
See China TV interview on You Tube - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vfD432yRj_k
The Asia Pacific PhotoForum is a collaborative group of photography festivals in the Asia-Pacific region that aims to promote photography and photographic art to the broadest possible audience.
Media releases 2012
Media Release - DontWorryBe HappycapturesNikonAucklandPhotoDay