Welcome to Festival Zone for September 2021.
The Auckland Festival of Photography Trust and team hope you are all well, making the best of staying home and helping save lives. Kia Kaha.
Auckland Festival of Photography online - Alert Level 4
"AFP’s core mission is to present photography to the public so we are delighted to announce our resilience programme online is available across New Zealand on You Tube TV for audiences in this Lockdown,” says AFP director Julia Durkin. “Innovation is necessary to present the arts, cultural and community benefits of the festival, given the ongoing health crisis,” Durkin says.
Whilst in Lockdown in September you are all invited to share your photos on our Auckland Photo Blog, make your photos submissions whilst staying home or on your local neighborhood walk on your phone.
This is the 2nd edition of our very successful community photography project to help everyone share their feelings and experiences of 'Lockdown' through photos. At home, in the garden, on your local walk or if you are an essential worker, or in MIQ you can take part in the 2021 Lockdown visual diary. If out on a walk, do remember to follow the Alert Level requirements - Face - Wear a Mask, Space - Keep Your Distance, only essential outings are allowed. Take a photo now and then, help your mental health and supports us to share a common experience together whilst being kept apart. See more on TV1 News about the project which started in 2020, see what people have shared from this Lockdown so far here.
This image from Paul Craze; 'Discarded' is taken last year in April 2020 on a local walk.
Postcards From New Zealand
Our YouTube channel promoting our own Kiwi photography and cultural identity has 74 featured artists in all genres.
In tandem with this series, since July 2021 the Festival Trust started a new climate change ethic for every participating artist’s ‘Postcard’ profile (all made without paper based artworks) the Festival Trust has gifted 22 native trees to be planted in the country, dovetailing our ‘Postcards” series to help environmental sustainability and nurture the landscape that so many photographers have found inspiring and to encourage new ethically motivated cultural audiences. See our media features on the new series.
Alex King - Postcard From New Zealand
Postcards from New Zealand offers a pathway for New Zealand based photographers to participate remotely from around the country, including, this year, contributing photographers based in Northland, Southland, Auckland, Dunedin, Waikato, Nelson, Wanaka, Hawkes Bay and Christchurch. Thanks to Creative New Zealand.