Welcome to Festival Zone for March 2022.
Auckland Festival of Photography – Vital Impacts
Delighted to announce as part of our exclusive exhibitions for the 'Disruption' theme
We are pleased to bring to Auckland, for an exclusive season at Karanga Plaza, a nature and human habitat series, one of the highlights of the climate change projects on the city waterfront. Vital Impacts is an international non-profit that supports organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving human and wildlife habitats. It is a women-led non-profit that provides financial assistance and amplifies the narrative of community-oriented organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving human and wildlife habitats. Presented on beautiful lightboxes outdoors from 30 May, for 21 days.
Image credit, Ami Vitale - Joseph Wachira comforts Sudan, the last living northern white rhino alive, moments before his death at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
With support from Auckland Council City Centre Activation and Placemaking programme.
Image credit, Tim Flach, Fireflies. Over 20 photographers have contributed their work to this fantastic series.
Youth Photo Award - May 2022
In 2022 we are delighted to promote the 4th annual Youth Photo Award which will take place again during May. We invite photographers and artists under 25 years to enter their best photography work for the NZ$1200 cash prize. Entries open - May 2022.
To date over $3600 in prize money has been Awarded to support Youth photography in NZ through this Award.
Haoyu Zhang; Untitled; Taken on 22nd March at University of Auckland. In memorial of the victims (2019)
Presented by Image Auckland [tāmaki makaurau].
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Preview Exhibitions - June 2022
2022 Festival Call for Submissions – nomad programming
We are now seeking submissions for the Festival season, deadline 30th March 2022. Your participation can be ‘in Venue’ ‘Online’ or ‘Outdoors’. Under Covid protection framework, the red light setting, all in venue exhibitions must adhere to the 100 person limit, QR codes, masks and vaccine passes if these guidelines are still in place at the time.
We are currently seeking registrations for the #ONLINE festival programme - open globally. Would you like to register? Visit our website for all details.
As part of the Online programme this year, we are pleased to share with you a teaser preview - taking place online in June 2022.
As the pandemic rolls on, sticking to our established June timeframe presents us with the potential to innovate and be more flexible with lead activities before the June dates. See our Taking Part page.
A key benefit of taking part as a photographer includes the Festival's donation of one native NZ tree to be planted per exhibition to help mitigate climate change.