From humble beginnings in 2004 with just 10 exhibitions and events, the Auckland Festival of Photography has grown in leaps and bounds. The festival celebrates it's tenth anniversary this year with a veritable visual feast of live events spread across 75 venues, from K Road to Kumeu.
Featuring both local and international artists, the Auckland Festival of Photography includes work of all genres. From Jae Hoon Lee's documentary images of Antartica to the surreal landscapes of Sholto Buck and Daniel Crook's unusual take on the classic photographic portrait, there's certain to be something that will tickle your fancy.
The ever-popular Festival Tuesday is the perfect way to see festival highlights. From 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday, June 4 free transport will deliver you safely to twelve of the main festival venues so you don't have to worry about traffic or parking.
The festivals live events include film screenings, artist talks and the Talking Culture Sunday Series, held in the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium. Talking Culture kicks off with John Crawford on June 1 discussing his unique and fascinating project, Aerial Nudes.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, with the Auckland Photo Day competition and the chance to get your portfolio reviewed by a panel of leading curators and photographers. There are also a wide variety of fringe events, which is a great way for emerging photographers to show their work and for us viewers to see the fresh talent that Auckland's cooking.
Feature Photo: John Crawford