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Identity The danger of trivialising issues of great significance makes one wary of taking too much liberty with one’s choice, but there is also the danger of slipping into an insipid political correctness while treating a ‘serious’ subject. One risks not being able to look beyond the labels, of not probing enough, of accepting well-trodden paths. It is a problem photography as a whole has faced. Given the infinitely wide range of stories and issues one might address, the majority of work submitted to contests, exhibited, or published in visual media, stay within an extremely tiny range of topics and treatment. Far too often, we take refuge in comfortable spaces. These are artists who have dared to think differently. While each body of work does deal with who we are, how we perceive ourselves, and how others perceive us, that approach has merely been a launch pad for more probing questions. One artist objects to her work being labelled as being about identity. The sensitive and poetic rendering of the third gender by another, is very different from the more sensationalised imagery we have become used to while photographing the ‘other’. The pride of a nation is expressed through extravagant hairdo. Being situated in

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a silo is pertinent to the theme. It is the silos in our mind we need to deal with. Silos built for oneself and silos others have prescribed. ‘Being me’ also requires ‘being different’. Subcultures that coexist below the veneer of social normalcy; the use of memory to situate present day objects in historical space; religion dissected with a twenty-first century lens are all expressions of a self that defies identity. Shahidul Alam, Curator April 2017, Dhaka

Festival Team 2017 Public Participation Director – Julia Durkin Curator – Shahidul Alam Annual Commission/Festival projects – Elaine Smith Satellite/Marketing programme – Bev Goodwin Media liaison – Victor van Wetering Festival volunteer – Zi Wang Festival Trust 2017: Wendy Brandon, Terry Baxter, Annika Bennett, Jocelyn Carlin, Julia Durkin, Phil EdmondesRowe, Jim He, MNZM, Dr Ann Poulsen, Rachel Qi. Festival Ambassador; Rick Lin Thanks to Cllr Cathy Casey, Auckland Council, Nathan Calladine, Andrew Graham, Nikon NZ, Lacklands Ltd, Kriselle Baker, Baker+Douglas Publishing, Glenn Harris, Mazda. Our deepest gratitude to Shahidul Alam, ASM Rezaur Rahman, Drik, James Dooley, Alexia Foundation, Andy Patrick, Giana Choroszewski, VII Photo, Enrico Stefanelli, PhotoLux, Arigato gozaimasu to Y. Kim O’Loughlin, Auckland Art Gallery, Linda Tyler, Gus Fisher Gallery. Rosanna Raymond & Ata Te Tangata artists, RFS Studio, Peter Masefield & team at NZ Internet Services. Robert Stoddard, BVO, John Rutherford & Valerie Gill, XA. All our exhibitors, artists, Festival volunteers. Cover Images: Kim Hak, Mark Adams, Roger Ballen, Pushpamala, Walter Astrada, Scott A. Woodward, Cadgas Erdogan


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Janet Lilo

Janet Lilo ‘Harry’ 2017

1 – 20 June

Silo 6, Silo Park, Wynyard Qtr. Opens 6pm on Thur 1 June. Hrs 10.30 – 4.30 daily 09 3077055, photographyfestival.org.nz

The Auckland Festival of Photography 2017 features the 7th Annual Commission, this year presented by Baker+Douglas. Each year, an Auckland-based artist is commissioned to create a new body of work for exhibition during the Festival. This year’s commissioned artist is Janet Lilo. Janet Lilo b.1982 (Ngāpuhi, Samoan & Niuean) works in digital photography, video and Installation. Her art practice explores experimental documentary and drawing processes for exhibition, performance and archive. She

is interested in documentation as a conversational and social tool for recording time, people and place – often with reference to popular culture. Janet is an active member of Whau the People community arts collective, staunch supporter of the underdog and proud mother of Harry, Milo and Manaia. Recent projects include Status Update, Te Uru Gallery, 2016; The Normandy Research Project, Pacifiques in Normandy, France 2014 - 2015; Right of Way, Fifth Auckland Triennial at Artspace, 2013; Hit Me With Your Best Shot (commissioned by The Physics Room) for Christchurch and Wellington City Gallery. Lilo graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Masters in Visual Arts, 2006.


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J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Dina Goldstein, Pushpamala N, Kim Hak, Çağdaş Erdoğan, Shahria Sharmin. Curated by Shahidul Alam Silo 6, Silo Park, 1 – 20 June

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere

J.D. Okhai Ojeikere - Suku Family. Courtesy of Foto Ojeikere

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere grew up in the village of OvbiomuEmai in the southwestern region of Nigeria. He acquired his first camera in 1950 and worked as a photographer for the Ministry of Information,West African Publicity and the Nigerian Arts Council. In 1969 he began documenting aspects of Nigerian culture, including photographing his acclaimed Hairstyles and Headgear series. He founded his own photography studio,foto ojeikere in 1975 and had his first solo exhibition at the Nigerian Arts Council the following year. His work is now found in major museums throughout the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum Harlem, The Brooklyn Museum as well as Tate Modern ,Victoria & Albert Museum and the Musee de Quai Branly in Paris.

Dina Goldstein, Satan, 2014

Dina Goldstein — Gods of Suburbia Dina Goldstein is a Canadian photographer working with large-scale tableau, exploring elements of the human condition, through the lens of Pop Surrealism. Dina’s career began as a photojournalist and editorial photographer. She describes her early work as photoanthropology, where she documented and exhibited portraits of Palestinians, gamblers, teenagers, weightlifters, wrestlers and other subcultures. Gods of Suburbia (2014) is Dina Goldstein’s third large-scale project. The work is a visual analysis of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science and secularism. The series plays with narrative and religious iconography in order to communicate how organized belief has become twisted within a global framework driven by consumerism and greed. The project challenges the viewer —religious or secular — to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of dogma in modernity.

Çağdaş Erdoğan, from Night Blind

Çağdaş Erdoğan — Night Blind Çağdaş Erdoğan is a self-taught photographer and artist born in 1992 in a small town in Eastern Turkey. His photojournalism focuses on minorities in the Middle East. His works are publıshed in leadıng newspapers and magazınes lıke the NY Tımes, Der Spıegel, The Tımes, The Guardıan and many others. Night Blind deals with the dark side of the aftermath of the 2000s in Turkey where instincts collided with modernism. The story of a night in Istanbul includes sex workers, dog fights, gun violence and political armed conflict. At first glance, these activities seem different, but once we delve deeper into these stories we can see that they are part of the same chain of motives.


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Shahria Sharmin, from Call Me Heena

Shahria Sharmin — Call Me Heena Hijras are people designated male or intersex at birth who adopt a feminine gender identity. Often mislabeled as hermaphrodites, eunuchs, or transsexuals in literature, Hijras can be considered to fall under the umbrella term transgender, but many prefer the term third gender. Traditionally, Hijras held semi sacred status and were hired to sing, dance, and bless newly married couples or newborns at household parties. Growing up in Bangladesh, I was influenced by predominant prejudices and stereotypes about Hijras. Then, I met Heena, who opened her life to me and helped me get to know the other members of her community as the mothers, daughters, friends, and lovers that they are. Call Me Heena is my attempt to show the beauty in Hijra lives, despite the challenges and discrimination they face. Sharmin studied photography at Pathshala South Asian Media Academy in Bangladesh and was named the 2ndn place winner of the Alexia Foundation student grant 2014 for her project “Call Me Heena”.

rom Alive, Battambang 2014 – Logan 2015

Kim Hak — Alive Hak is a full-time photographer whose work brings together storytelling and artistic aesthetic. Hak has focused on several themes including stories of Khmer Rouge survivors, the funeral of King Sihanouk, architectural documentations and also the changing landscape of his homeland. All these photographs and objects are deeply significant. They are evidence of the past time in history. War can kill victims, but it cannot kill memory of the survivors. The memory should be alive, known and shared for the current research of human beings, and the preservation of heritage for the next generations. — Kim Hak

Pushpamala N — Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs

Pushpamala N. in collaboration with Clare Arni The Native Types / Toda

Pushpamala N has been called “the most entertaining artist-iconoclast of contemporary Indian art”. In her sharp and witty work as a photo and video performance artist, sculptor, writer, curator and provocateur, she seeks to subvert the dominant discourse. This project looks at the ethnographic gaze both in colonial times and in the way we look at ourselves now in independent India, treating the camera as an ethnographic tool. Women are deemed to represent the true essence of every culture and therefore the various strictures and moral codes imposed on us. So in fact the whole project is an examination of Indian culture through its iconic or stereotypical female representations, while playfully breaking and deconstructing them. Silo 6, Silo Park, Wynyard Qtr. Opens 6pm on Thur 1 June. Hrs 10.30 – 4.30 daily 09 3077055, photographyfestival.org.nz


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Mark Adams — Views from Astronomer’s Point — 2 June – 8 July

Ata Te Tangata

Grant Apiata, Russ Flatt, Tanu Gago, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes, Emily Mafile’o, Natalie Robertson, Raymond Sagapolutele, Siliga Setoga, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Tuafale Tanoa’i aka Linda T. Curated By Rosanna Raymond. Commissioned by the Auckland Festival of Photography as part of the 2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Ata Te Tangata is a survey show focusing on current practice by photographers of Māori and Pacific descent from Aotearoa New Zealand. The people and landscape of the moana have been viewed and constructed by the lens of the West since first contact. Photography played a huge part in contributing to the visual mythology that defined the Pacific body, the land and ocean. Ata Te Tangata redefines the gaze; the person behind the lens is genealogically and geographically a part of the community they are portraying allowing for more nuanced representations, reflecting the world around them. Their images tell a multitude of stories, bringing to light the people and landscapes of a contemporary Polynesian experience unique to Aotearoa New Zealand. Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road. Hrs 9 – 5 Mon – Fri, 9 – 4 Sat, 09 376 3221, photographyfestival.org.nz

Mark Adams, 2014 from Nine Fathoms Passage 8,9

mumu by Tuafale Tanoa’i aka Linda T.

25 May – 15 June

Selected photographs from ‘Cooks Sites’, a collaboration with historian Nicholas Thomas produced from journeys to the historically significant Dusky Bay, from 1995 to Adam’s most recent expedition in 2014. In the late nineteenth century Russell Duncan, photographer and Robert McNab, historian and parliamentarian, visited the Dusky Sound sites following the 1773 second voyage of James Cook. When I was twelve I was given a children’s book about Cook’s voyages to the Pacific, illustrated by Duncan’s photographs. My photographs are ‘after’ the paintings and photographs of Cook’s artist William Hodges and Duncan. Their origin is a childhood dream prompted by the misrecognition of a Duncan photograph of blurry forms shrouding Totara stumps and Kidney Ferns that grew into monsters. I knew I had to go there. Mark Adams, 2017 Two Rooms, 16 Putiki St, Newton. Opens 6pm Thur 1 June. Hrs 11–5 Tues – Fri, 11– 3 Sat, 09 3605900, www.tworooms.co.nz


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Various — Sense of Self 16 June – 25 June

Chris Corson–Scott — Dreaming in the

Mark McFadyen

Chris Corson-Scott, Collapsing Coal Bin, Escarpment Mine

Anthropocene — 13 June – 28 July

Sense of Self features the works of 18 contemporary New Zealand artists with diverse practices. This exhibition reflects each exhibitor’s individual interpretation of the theme Identity, leading to a unique array of works. Exhibiting artists are Alice Ng, Bertie Plaataman, Cathy Carter, Céline Sayé, Delena Nathuran, Di Halstead, Dorina Jotti, Heejeong Min, Marc McFadyen, Melissa West, Susan Blick, Stacey Simpkin, Sonja Gardien, Karen Williamson, Carly van Winkel, Melanie Tollemache, Vicky Te Puni and Wendy Brandon. Studio 541, 541 Mt Eden Road. Opens 6pm Thur 15 June. Hrs 10 – 5 daily, 027 6722776, www.studio541.co.nz

Chris Corson-Scott’s exhibition resolutely addresses the Festival theme of Identity, while engaging conceptually with contemporary global discourse. His 2016 extended exploration of the South Island yielded images remarkable for their unsettling juxtapositions of historic industry within the reclaiming natural world, the remnants of industrial behemoths on which the prosperity of New Zealand was formed. Now decayed and largely forgotten, but uncovered by diligent research and multi-day hikes lugging an 8 x 10 camera, the artist calls our attention to the past reality before it disappears entirely, and reminds us of our collective dependence upon and necessary care of the natural world. Trish Clark Gallery, 1 Bowen Ave, Auckland. Opens 5:30pm, Tues 13 June.Hrs 12–5 Tues–Fri, 12–4 Sat, 09 379 9556, trishclark.co.nz

Marti Friedlander 17 May – 24 June

Marti Friedlander, Turangawaewae, 1971

Images from the life of Marti Friedlander. FHE Galleries, 221 Ponsonby Road. Hrs 10 – 4 Mon, 10 – 5 Tues – Fri, 11 – 3 Sat, 09 360 0293, fhegalleries.com


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Scott A. Woodward, Azahara Gómez, Valentyn Odnoviun, Chris Leskovsek, Ingetje Tadros 1 – 15 June

Scott A Woodward, Underground Railroad

Chris Leskovsek, from There’s No One Here

Auckland Festival of Photography presents This is My Country. Ingetje Tadros’s award-winning ongoing and important work involves documenting the complexities of race and culture of Australia’s indigenous people – the Aboriginals. Tadros works regularly on assignment for some of the world’s best known organisatons and online and print magazines including Stern, Amnesty International, Fairfax Media, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Geographic, The Australian, The Internationalist, News Corp, Getty Images, Daily Mail and DOC Magazine. Recent publications include This is My Country in Stern (2016), Kennedy Hill (2015) and Caged Humans in Bali ( 2014). In 2015 Tadros won Australia’s prestigious Walkey Award for Excellence in Photojournalism - Feature Photographic Essay category.

Ruin is the secret soul of every construction - R. Smithson, 1972.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is one of the most isolated and repressive nations on the planet. Shutoff from the world since its liberation from Japanese rule at the end of World War II, and cloaked in mystery ever since, it is estimated that only 5,000 Western tourists visit annually.
For the past 70 years, the North Korean regime has promulgated juche, the pervasive doctrine of selfreliance. The DPRK has long struggled against foreign occupation, moulding into the collective consciousness a deep acrimony towards outside in influence while remaining the last frontier of isolationism in the modern world. Despite its tendency toward seclusion, North Korea has raised its curtain in recent years, allowing a small and tightly controlled audience of Western tourists to visit the secretive state. For more than a decade, Scott has been fascinated by the DPRK, longing to travel there and experience the infamous Hermit Kingdom. Finally, in October 2015, Scott visited North Korea during the national celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea, the lone ruling regime of the DPRK’s 24 million citizens. Thanks to Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Azahara Gomez - La Playa is an abandoned hotel in Ciudad Juárez, border city in Mexico. During the years of violence that shook down this region, federal police settled on it. With this project Azahara wanted to explore Ciudad Juarez, getting away from the images we already know. The work questions what remains, temporality, the leftovers and the absences through a hotel’s architecture which, by definition, is a transit place and not one of permanence. Searching the midpoint between memory and oblivion. Valentyn Odnoviun -This project shows parts of the walls from the underground rooms of the Gestapo in Berlin, which are witnesses to the inhumanity carried out against entire peoples and which carry within themselves the memory of those events. The demonstration of the project was implemented with the help of the projecting slideshow of 39 images (positive slides projected with use of analog projector) of the tiles from the basement ‘Gestapo.’ These symbolize the 39 cells and stand as witnesses of inhumanity done to nations and this horrifying part of our history. In projecting these images, Valentyn is trying to study the traces of memory left in our history that must be preserved and transmitted to subsequent generations. Chris Leskovsek - There’s No One Here is a collaboration between photographer Chris Leskovsek and the pianist Marcos Meza. The series was done in a five-year period of Leskovsek’s introspective travelling throughout New Zealand. The soundtrack to the series was composed, arranged and recorded while Meza was on the road in between Chile and Germany throughout 2015. A beautifully haunting black and white photography exploration of his search for belonging in Aotearoa. Duration for viewing all projected work: approx. 25 mins Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road. Hrs 9 – 5 Mon – Fri, 9 – 4 Sat, 09 376 3221, photographyfestival.org.nz


Talking Culture Future Projections 1 – 15 June

A selection of images created by Auckland and international photography students. Participating institutions include: AUT, MIT, Unitec and Whitecliffe in Auckland; RMIT in Australia, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh, Hong Kong Art School students curated by Bronek Kozka and Parsons School of Design in the USA, curated by Arthur Ou. Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Rd, Hrs 9 – 5 Mon – Fri, 9 – 4 Sat, 09 376 3221, studioone.org.nz

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Photobook Friday Fri 2 June, 12 – 3pm

In this year’s inaugural “Photobook Friday”, we invite you to share some wonderful international and New Zealand photography stories, meet the artists, explore themes and discuss the design of the books. ‘Photobook Friday’ will explore themes of memory, remembrance and identity. Speakers include international curator, artist and activist, Shahidul Alam from Bangladesh presenting on his book “The Best Years of My Life - Bangladeshi Migrants in Malaysia”. Mayumi Suzuki from Japan shares her recently published photobook, “The Restoration Will” featuring found family photographs in a conceptual work about grief, loss and memory. Ingetje Tadros from Western Australia shares her photobook ‘This Is My Country’. This award-winning and ongoing work involves documenting the complexities of race and culture of Australia’s indigenous people – the Aboriginals. From New Zealand, Wendy Brandon’s “The Rememberance Project” revisits her hometown of Kawerau, established in 1953 to provide accommodation and services to the Tasman Pulp and Paper mill workforce. Dr Kriselle Baker presents on Baker+Douglas, the New Zealand based publisher and online retailer of Fine Art Photobooks and Apps specialising in the work of local and international photographic and moving image artists. There will also be a selection of other great photobooks on display including “Timor Runguranga: A photographic journey through Timor-Leste” by David Palazon. Eight years in the making, “Timor Runguranga” is the first contemporary photography book to emerge from the youngest independent nation in Asia. Thanks to the Australian High Commission and Asia New Zealand Foundation. Auckland Central Library, 44 - 46 Lorne Street, 09 307 7055, photographyfestival.org.nz


Talking Culture Janet Lilo — Annual Commission 2017 Sat 3 June, 12pm

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Shahidul Alam Sat 3 June, 1pm

The 2017 Annual Commission by Baker + Douglas artist, Janet Lilo, in conversation with Shahidul Alam, Curator of the Identity exhibition at Silo 6

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium

Identity + Photography Sat 3 June, 3 – 4pm

A panel discussion by a talented group of imaging influencers on the subject of identity and photography, from several perspectives. Leading practitioners will take part in this discussion exploring the questions posed by the fluid nature of both personal, national and cultural identity and photography’s role in it. With Shahidul Alam, activist, curator, (Bangladesh), Mayumi Suzuki, photographer, (Japan), Scott A. Woodward, photographer (Singapore), James Dooley, Executive Director, Alexia Foundation, (USA), Emily Mafile’o, photographer (NZ), Raymond Sagapolutele, photographer (NZ) and Doris De Pont, Fashion Designer, (NZ). Thanks to Asia New Zealand Foundation and the Australian High Commission.

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Key presentation of our 2017 international guest curator Shahidul Alam. Shahidul will introduce his ideas and concepts around the Identity exhibition in this year ’s Festival hub, Silo 6 from 1 June. Featured artists are the late J.D. Okhai Ojeikere (Nigeria), Dina Goldstein (Canada), Pushpamala (India), Kim Hak (Cambodia), Shahria Sharmin (Bangladesh) and Cadgas Erdogan (Turkey). Shahidul Alam, is director of Chobi Mela, Dhaka, Bangladesh and a photographer, writer, curator and activist. Alam originally obtained a PhD in chemistry at London University before switching to photography. Returning to his hometown Dhaka in 1984, he documented the democratic struggle to remove General Ershad. Alam set up the award winning Drik agency, Bangladesh Photographic Institute, Chobi Mela festival, Majority World agency and Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the best schools of photography in the world. Alam’s work has been shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Royal Albert Hall, Tate Modern and Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran. He has been a guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery, National Art Gallery Malaysia, Musee de Quai Branly and Brussels Biennale. His numerous photographic awards include Mother Jones, Howard Chapnick Grant, Open Society Institute Audience Engagement Grant and Shilpakala Award, the highest honour given to Bangladeshi artists. He is a featured artist in the Venice Biennale in May 2017. A speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, museums 
in all continents, as well as TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic.

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium


Talking Culture Scott A. Woodward Sun 4 June, 1 – 2 pm

Scott A. Woodward discusses his work as a visual storyteller. Scott calls his photographic style “Choose Your Own Adventure Photography” after the books he used to read as a child. Using documentary work, editorial and commercial advertising as narrative guides, he creates some of the best work in Singapore and across Asia. His work “All The World’s A Stage” is featured in a digital presentation at Studio One from 1 - 15 June as part of the ‘Identity’ projections this year. His work features regularly in a variety of international publications, including National Geographic Magazine, GEO Magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Scott has also photographed international advertising campaigns for global brands such as Google, Adidas, MasterCard and Johnnie Walker. Thanks to Asia New Zealand Foundation.

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James Dooley

Sun 4 June, 3 – 4pm

Auckland Festival of Photography presents a unique session with special guest speaker, James Dooley, Executive Administrator from the Alexia Foundation, New York. The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice and understand cultural difference as our strength. On the 21st of December,1988, 270 innocent people were lost in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Alexia Tsairis, age 20, a Newhouse School of Public Communications student at Syracuse University, was one of them. Set up to honour this young photographer through grants, scholarships and special projects, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change. At a time when many other resources have dwindled, The Alexia Foundation remains unwavering in its commitment to support photojournalism on academic and professional levels. It strongly believes that there is no stronger force in bringing us closer to the world we inhabit. Part of the Festival screenings at Auckland Library will be a 25 year showcase digital projection of the Alexia Foundation grant winners and the stories they have brought to life with the fund.

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Talking Culture Blow-Up — (UK, 1966) Mon 5 June, 1pm

Starring Sarah Miles, Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Veruschka von Lehndorff. Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic film about a London photographer who finds himself part of a murder mystery, Blow-Up, which was inspired by a short story by Spanish writer Julio Cortázar features David Hemmings as a hip and successful but bored and nihilistic fashion photographer. While wandering through a park, he photographs a young woman (played by Vanessa Redgrave) and her lover. Redgrave follows him home, demanding the film, which intensifies his desire to see what he has captured. Upon developing the pictures, he finds that he may have recorded a murder in progress. Though designated for art-house theatres, the film became a critical and box-office hit. Its plot can be seen as secondary to its extensive scenes of casual sex and drug use, as well as to its sequences featuring prominent figures of the 1960s counterculture, including the rock group the Yardbirds and British singer and model Jane Birkin. The film features rock music and an original score by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, and it is noted as the first non-X-rated feature film to depict full-frontal female nudity. Dur 1 hr 51 mins

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Ingetje Tadros

Mon 5 June, 3.30pm

Auckland Festival of Photography presents Ingetje Tadros (Western Australia). Ingetje discusses her award-winning ongoing and important work, This Is My Country which documents the complexities of race and culture of Australia’s indigenous people – the Aboriginals. Tadros works regularly on assignment for some of the world’s best known online and print magazines.

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium

Handstitch your book binding Mayumi Suzuki (Japan) Tue 6 June, 11 – 2pm

Portfolio Reviews

Mon 5 June, 11 – 2pm

Learn with photobook artist Mayumi Suzuki the method of saddle stitching / perfect binding paper together. Materials list is available from Studio One. The workshop is free. Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road. Hrs 9 – 5 Mon – Fri, 9 – 4 Sat, 09 376 3221 studioone.org.nz

Come along to be part of this. Great opportunity to have your photography appraised by leading international and local experts. Professional photographers and the general public alike are invited to bring in their images for the reviewers to see and give feedback. Bring prints or your own computer to view on. The public can also drop by to view. Sessions will be 20 minutes one on one. With James Dooley, Scott A. Woodward, Mayumi Suzuki, Ingetje Tadros and Chris Traill, FNZIPP. Limited sessions available | FREE | Bookings highly recommended - email info.photo. festival@xtra.co.nz to register.

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VII Photo Agency — Trump - The Candidates, Driftless, The Valleys

Sun 11th June, 3pm

capture the candidates’ rallies in slow motion. The surreal experience shows what the human eye can’t see and process in real time. Photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier focuses his work on marginalized communities across the USA. Frazier has photographed people struggling to survive the economic shift that has devastated rural communities throughout America, including in his home state of Iowa. South Wales Valleys, known locally as “The Valleys,” is the former industrial area of South Wales and is currently home to around 30% of the Welsh population. It is also the poorest region in Wales. Despite receiving a high level of financial support from the EU, The Valleys recently voted overwhelmingly in favor of Brexit. The effects of this shift could have dire consequences for the region as a whole. Danny Wilcox Frazier / VII

Auckland Festival of Photography presents work by leading international photojournalists Christopher Morris, Danny Wilcox Fraser and Linda Bournane Engelberth from VII Agency. Based in Paris, Morris was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine. TIME sent photographer Christopher Morris to

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‘The Spirit of Motion; sponsored by Mazda’ is a new Award for the exhibiting photographers, artists in the Festival 2017. You must be in a show to qualify to enter your photograph to be judged. Full terms & conditions apply. Opens 18th April. Deadline for eligible entries is 22 May 2017. See photographyfestival.org.nz. Winner will receive $2000 cash prize and certificate.


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Crazy Happy

Sat 17 June, 2pm change for the group. Crazy Happy had its official premiere in Northland amongst the community where it was filmed. It has also been officially selected for this year’s Artemis Women in Action Film Festival in Los Angeles. Crazy Happy is Ali Davie’s first professional debut as a writer/director alongside producer Zuleika Gilbert. Produced by One Fat Chick Films in association with Piece-a-Pie Productions, Crazy Happy is a little gem of a movie made with very little money but a lot of heart and passion. Edited by Isaac bell and on camera, Alex Mason. Runs for 49mins.

Auckland Festival of Photography and Toi Ora presents the documentary Crazy Happy which follows a group of people with mental health issues, such as depression and suicidal thoughts, as they embark on a 100-day journey to find happiness. The project took a grass roots approach by inviting a group of consumers to equip and enable themselves with mobile phones/cameras and literally focus the lens towards the aspects of daily life that made them happy. However, with the group not being able to identify with the concept of happiness, at first it took a few weeks for them to re-learn what happiness was, and that’s when things started to

Auckland Central Library, 44 - 46 Lorne Street, 09 307 7055, photographyfestival.org.nz

Ron Brownson — Body Politics

Michael Hall

Ron Brownson talks on the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans in ‘Body Laid Bare’. American painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz was one of the most significant figures in the New York art scene on the 1970s and 1980s before succumbing to AIDS in 1992. John Coplans is known for his series of black and white self-portraits which are a frank study of the naked, aging body. Coplan said of these photographs “ I’m using my body and saying, even though it’s a seventy year old body, I can make it interesting. This keeps me alive and gives me vitality. It’s a kind of process of energising myself by my belief that the classical tradition of art that we’ve inherited from the Greeks is a load of bullshit.”

Talk by Michael Hall plus Q + A. Michael’s work focuses specifically on exploring the human impact on the environment. He is currently undertaking an extensive project to document the causes and effects of our changing climate as personal exploration and to improve ecological awareness around the world. Michael’s exhbition is on until 2 July at Whitespace.

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24 HOUR PHOTO COMPETITION Saturday 10th June

24 Hours Midnight to Midnight 09 307 7055 photographyfestival.org.nz

(IMAGE: Sean Yi Sean : Lit By Sunshine, 2016)

Auckland Photo Day

CELEBRATE: The pockets of diversity and culture in New Zealand’s biggest city. SHOOT: Still or moving images that reflect a day in the life of Auckland. SUBMIT: Your image to PhotographyFestival.org.nz WIN: A new camera from the world’s top imaging brand. Auckland Photo Day is an open access public competition run over a period of 24 hours. For one day only, you are asked to capture still or moving images that reflects your Auckland. If the image is good enough to show your friends and family, it might be good enough to win 1st Place in Auckland Photo Day. Groups, individuals, families, children... anyone with access to an imaging device can submit the scenes, people and places that reflect their Auckland region. Don’t forget all images must be taken and shot on the day itself. It must be new work not existing work you already have. Prizes, judges, terms & conditions on our website! 24 June - 30 June Display of Auckland Photo Day 2017 Winners on show in the Auckland Museum Atrium


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Laurence Aberhart

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Laurence Aberhart 31 May – 24 June

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Laurence Aberhart is a self-taught photographer based in Russell, Northland. He held his first solo exhibition at the Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, in 1978 and has exhibited regularly in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Hong Kong since, as well as in Los Angeles and Europe. Aberthart has received a number of Art Council of New Zealand awards, a Fulbright Travel Grant (USA, 1988), a Fulbright Research Fellowship (USA, 2010) and a Moet et Chandon Fellowship in France (1994). Aberhart ‘s practice is characterized by the use of a 100 year old, 8 x 10” Korona view camera, the sort that pioneers used in the 19th century to bring home records of what the world looked like. He chooses to follow entirely analog processes, printing each photograph by hand to the same scale as the camera’s negatives. As a result, Aberhart’s work has an intensity of detail and atmosphere that digital technology struggles to capture. The history of photography lies behind Aberhart’s quiet, yet powerfully engaging images. Gow Langsford Gallery, Cnr Kitchener + Wellesley St. Opens 5pm Tue 30 May. Hrs 10–6 Mon–Fri, 10–4 Sat, 09 303 9395

Keep in touch! www.photographyfestival.org.nz 09 307 7055


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EDWARDS+JOHANN

Pati Solomona Tyrell

Events Growing From The Edge Of Spaces showcases recent works by the artist duo EDWARDS+JOHANN. This exhibition brings together works interweaving drawing, painting, performative activities, video, installation and photography. Reoccurring drawn elements weave through the works and the exhibition, acting as a motif, reflecting our basic human condition and the tensions and dichotomies inherent in life. EDWARDS+JOHANN are visual storytellers, interested in the gaps, the unseen, the untold, the unfinished, the unpolished and the uneasy… Artists’ talk: Tuesday 30th May at 1pm The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd. Opens 6pm Mon 29 May. Hrs 10 – 3 Tue – Fri, 8 – 5 Sat – Sun, 09 639 2010

Pati Solomona Tyrell, Vai Fiji, 2016

Fāgogo 8 June – 21 July

Edwards+Johann – Embezzlement 1

Events Growing From The Edge Of Spaces 30 May – 9 July

Fāgogo in Samoan refers to fables that are told in a shared context. The receiver of a Fāgogo is vested with an expectation to share the story, making it their own and then passing it on. Pati Solomona Tyrell’s work unpacks the colonial gaze placed on queer brown bodies in an attempt to return gender and sexually diverse identities back to their oracle status. ‘Fāgogo’ in this project is situated as a restorative practice, shared with other artists and collaborators from the Pasifika LGBTIQ space in Aotearoa. The exhibition includes Pati Tyrell’s documentation of the community over five years, as principle photographer for the FAFSWAG Arts Collective. ST PAUL St Gallery, 40 St Paul St, CBD. Opens 5.30 Wed 7 June. Hrs 10–5 Tue–Fri, 12–4 Sat


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Sue Gee, Megan Jenkinson, Marie Shannon, Deborah Smith and Jenny Tomlin

Tangent Photography Collective newphotomedia 6 June – 19 June

Curated by Nina Seja in conjunction with PhotoForum. Independent Auckland gallery and colour laboratory Real Pictures was a seminal space for New Zealand’s photographic community. From 1979–1990 it exhibited leading photographers, provided support for fledgling practitioners, and was a community space for those dedicated to photographic art. For those represented in Imaging XX, the gallery played a transformative role in their practice. Imaging XX showcases historic work by women photographers affiliated with Real Pictures: Sue Gee, Jenny Tomlin, Megan Jenkinson, Marie Shannon, and Deborah Smith. The exhibition explores the diversity and dynamism that emerged during this time period. Curator and photographer talk: Saturday, June 10 at 1pm. Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street,CBD. Opens 5.30 Fri 2 June. Hrs 10 – 5 Tue – Fri, 12 – 4 Sat, 09 923 6646

From the series Emotional Intelligence Anita Tòtha 2015

Deborah Smith, The Pursuit of Game V, 1988

Real Pictures: Imaging XX 2 June – 30 June

In newphotomedia Tangent Photo Collective has assembled a group of established and emerging lens-based artists and presents their responses to our globally connected and fragile world. We are living in a time of great shifts and schisms. Artists are challenged to imagine ways of being in these apparently uncharted territories of cultural and environmental pressures. newphotomedia proposes works in still and moving image, sound and installation as cartographic and navigational tools. Artists represented in the exhibition include Hye Rim Lee, David Cowlard, Anita Totha, Becky Nunes, Rainer Weston & Emil McAvoy. Demo, 21 Shaddock St, Eden Terrace. Opens 5pm Tue 6 June. Hrs 11 – 4 Mon–Fri, 11–2 Sat, 021 720565, facebook.com/TangentNZ/


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Michael Hall

Lucien Rizos

Lucien Rizos, Art Decoratif Interieur Interior Decoration’s Art Innere Dekorationen, P. 1

Marble Art Ltd. 30 May – 16 June

Michael Hall, Mountain of Plastic, China, 2012

Michael Hall 13 June – 2 July

Michael’s work focuses specifically on exploring the human impact on the environment. He is currently undertaking an extensive project to document the causes and effects of our changing climate as personal exploration and to improve ecological awareness around the world. Whitespace, 12 Crummer Rd, Ponsonby. Opens 5pm Tues 13 June. Hrs 11–5 Tue–Fri, 11–4 Sat, 11–3 Sun, 09 361 6331

Marble Art Ltd. was the business established in 1957 in Wellington by John Fotiadis, the uncle of Lucien Rizos, who in 1951 emigrated from Romania, through Greece, to New Zealand. In 1977, Fotiadis entered into a contract with the Romanian Foreign Trade Enterprise ‘TERRA’: “The object of the contract: selling on third markets, with the exception of New Zealand and Australia, of marble, ivory, wood imitations etc., manufactured in Romania on the basis of polyester resins.” This exhibition concerns a Marble Art Ltd catalogue printed in Tirgu-Jiu, Brancusi’s Romanian hometown, that documents wares produced under Fotiadis’ contract which cover a myriad of types, from chess sets to coffee tables, and draw upon motifs from many civilisations. Amongst the items are a number of designs, originally produced in Wellington for the New Zealand tourist and domestic market, that reflect a newcomer’s efforts to respond to Maori cultural forms. Rizos’ reconstruction of the Marble Art Ltd catalogue details a 1970s Romanian view of New Zealand-conceived wares designed to appeal to a European market. The publication for the exhibition includes a contribution by Dr Damian Skinner. Anna Miles Gallery, 10/30 Upper Queen St.Opens 6pm Tue 30 May. Hrs 11 – 5 Thur – Sat, 021471047, annamilesgallery.com

Anna Miles Gallery www.annamilesgallery.com


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Rona Ngahuia Osborne & Dan Mace

Various Artists

Rona Ngahuia Osborne and Dan Mace – Whenua detail from elemental 1

We live in a time when the effects of climate change are becoming hard to ignore. Our impact on our environment is so severe that we have shifted into a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene. Through photographic and video portraiture, Tūrangawaewae gives human faces to elemental aspects of the natural world that surrounds us and sustains us. These environmental characters communicate pain, anguish, sorrow and hope as they observe our efforts to either destroy or save the place where we stand, our home, our planet, our mother, Papatūānuku. Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson. Opens 6pm Thur 1 June. Hrs 10 – 4.30 daily, 09 8384455 ext 203

Kate van der Drift, Down by the River, 2017, giclée photograph on matte paper

Single Channel 23 May – 11 June

TŪRANGAWAEWAE 2 June – 16 July

Photography saturates us more and more, such an inseparable part of the everyday– multiple screens are a common part of home and work life calling for our attention to; buy, look, engage, respond, like. This exhibition is a collection of photographic works that each have their own definitive message and conceptual content, but do not scream through colour-drenched imagery or desire-soaked subject matter for our consideration. The works all have a monochromatic pallet subdued and subtle shifts in tone. Each artist uses subtlety, a dream-like enigma to capture our imagination and lead the viewer to consider each work and its underlying concept. Exhibiting artists are PJ Paterson, Kate van der Drift, Wendelien Bakker, Olivia Blyth, Talia Smith, Jude Broughan Sanderson Contemporary, Osborne Lane, 2 Kent St, Newmarket. Opens 5.30 Tue 23 May. Hrs 10 – 6 Mon – Fri, 10 – 4 Sat – Sun, 09 5200501


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Roger Ballen

Various

Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years. In his earlier works his connection to the tradition of documentary photography is clear but through the 1990s he developed a style he describes as ‘ballenesque’. In his recent series he has employed drawings, painting, collage and sculptural techniques to create elaborate sets. Ballen has invented a new hybrid aesthetic in these works but one still rooted firmly in photography. Curated by Colin Rhodes, this touring survey exhibition is Ballen’s first solo exhibition in New Zealand. Roger Ballen’s Theatre of the Mind is a provocative collection of 75 black and white images from the last two decades, and features three videos including the artist’s award-winning music video he directed for South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord. This exhibition was developed by Colin Rhodes at the University of Sydney and toured by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in partnership with Tauranga Art Gallery. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Road. Opens 4pm Sat 27 May. Hrs 10 – 4.30 Mon–Sun, 09 817 8087, teuru.org.nz

Steve Boniface

Personal 9 June – 18 June

Roger Ballen, Take Off, 2012

Roger Ballen’s Theatre of the Mind 27 May – 20 August

Showcasing artwork from 20 of NZ’s top photographers, White Studios will be hosting a ‘Personal’ exhibition over two weekends as part of The Auckland Festival of Photography 2017. This year’s photographers include: Alistair Guthrie, Andrew Coffey, Charles Howells, Damien Nikora, Fiona Quinn, Karen Inderbitzen-Waller, Marissa Findlay, Mark Carter, Mark Smith, Meek, Olivia Hemus, Paul Ross Jones, Simeon Patience, Spid, Stephen Tilley, Steven Boniface, Todd Eyre, Tom Roberton, Vanessa Wu, Will Bailey. Proceeds from the event will go to our selected charity. This exhibition should definitely be on your bucket list for 2017. White Studios, 30 Burleigh Street, Grafton. Hrs 10-5 Fri 9 June - Sun 11 June, 10-5 Sat 17 June - Sun 18 June, 09 358 0771, whitestudios.co.nz


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Paul Janman, Ian Powell & Scott Hamilton

Bob Nelson

Light Industry 27 May – 14 June

The Great South Road has seldom been considered as more than a mere thoroughfare by most New Zealanders. Filmmaker Paul Janman, writer Scott Hamilton and cinematographer Ian Powell want to change that. Having recorded a series of prolonged research walks with still photography, moving image and notebook, the three collaborators are now joined by a host of historians, tohunga, actors, gamers and community members in a journey through time, space, myth and reality on Auckland’s infamous founding roadway. The end product of this work in progress will soon be a book and a documentary film. Nathan Homestead Gallery, 70 Hill Rd, Manurewa. Opens 6pm Thurs 18 May. Hrs 9 - 7 Mon-Thur, 9 – 5 Fri, 9 - 3 Sat, 09 267 0180

Bob Nelson ‘Rosebank’

Pokeno – Ghost South Road

Ghost South Road 19 May – 25 June

Influenced primarily by the New Topographics movement (New York 1975), Bob investigates the geometric and colour permutations evident in the New Zealand industrial landscape. This ‘accidental abstraction’ has fascinated Bob and has been fuelled by his conviction that the everyday and common place is not without beauty and wonder; “it all depends on how you look at things. I try to bring clarity to what might otherwise be seen as trite, banal or just downright ugly”. This topical exhibition has been inspired by both urban and provincial industrial zones, addresses aesthetic tensions between industrial and lived-in environments. Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St, Devonport. Opens 2pm Sat 27 May. Hrs 12 – 5 Mon, 10–5 Tue – Sat, 11– 3 Sun, 09 963 2331


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Cam McLaren

Meighan Ellis

An examination of the association between the viewer and the voyeur. Studying the human form and its power to consume, distract and manipulate the mind. The series examines intimacy, identity and seduction. Metro Gallery, 222 Hobson St. Opens 6.30pm Fri 2 June. Hrs 7 – 4 Mon – Sat, 8 – 4 Sun, metrogallery.co.nz

Meighan Ellis, Stratum III © 2016

SPECIMENS 23 May – 11 June

Cameron McLaren – Untitled

Let me See you 2 June – 24 June

SPECIMENS, derived from the Latin verb specere ‘to look’ presents the photographer’s ongoing fascination and pleasure in looking –– specifically at the model/subject which has been the focus of Ellis’ art practice for over two decades alongside an ongoing inquiry into the form/object. The history of looking and visual pleasure is embedded firmly within the canon of photography and a femininised gaze is a frequently called-upon trope in the artists’ lens based image making, whereas her curiosity for the object stems from a more recent direction into sculpture, working with earthenware and porcelain. Within this forthcoming exhibition SPECIMENS displays a sample of an updated taxonomy of masculine ‘types’ and collected objects via the photographic portrait and the still-life. The artist locates their shared indexical traits similar to the lepidopterist or petrologist who collects, surveys and archives species. Sanderson Contemporary, Osborne Lane, 2 Kent St, Newmarket. Opens 5.30 Tue 23 May. Hrs 10 – 6 Mon – Fri, 10 – 4 Sat – Sun, 09 5200501, sanderson.co.nz


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Dan Kerins

Carwash Photo Group Loose Net 5 June – 9 June

A photographic series capturing the immediate aftermath of the Kaikoura 7.8 Earthquake sequence from resident photographer Dan Kerins. Caught up in the action and on hand to record the unfolding events from a personal perspective, Dan’s work pulls no punches and is an honest, insightful and fascinating documentation of the days following one of New Zealand’s most formidable and complex earthquakes. A digital display, framed prints and the accompanying book “Aftermath” will be exhibited. Studio 541, 541 Mount Eden Road. Opens 6pm Thurs 25 May. Hrs 10 – 5 daily, 022 3433137, dankerinsphotography.com

Mark Barber - Murupara, January 17

“Cracked” Dan Kerins

Aftermath 26 May – 12 June

A glimpse into the work of 10 photographers and their narratives. Carwash Photo Group are Brendan Kitto, Edward Howie, Stjohn Milgrew, Jamie McCready, Joe Hockley, Kieran Lowe, Mark Barber, Nigel Roberts, Raymond Sagapolutele, Tim D While we are a diverse bunch, commonalities exist throughout the approach we take. We all walk the fine line of subjectivity & documentary, fiction & candidness. Our practices all involve an intrepid lust for capturing people and environments in which we dwell. However, the depth of each photographer’s work remains true towards personal visions and ideas. Allpress Gallery, 8 Drake Street Freemans Bay. Opens 6pm Mon 5 June. Hrs 7 – 3.30 Mon – Fri, 021 585151


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Various

Kerry Brown for Workshop

Flash Back: Fashion Photography in New Zealand 1930–2015 2 June – 30 June

Flash Back is an exhibition of key fashion photographers who have contributed to the development and articulation of our unique New Zealand identity. Each time we get dressed we are projecting an image of ourselves. Creating a persona is quintessentially what great fashion photography does; presenting a desirable and aspirational image that simultaneously convincing its audience of its accessibility. While international magazines like Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar must cater to a very diverse range of consumers, local magazines target local audiences and offer the opportunity to cultivate a unique local style. Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street,CBD. Opens 5.30 Fri 2 June. Hrs 10 – 5 Tue – Fri, 12 – 4 Sat, 09 923 9977, nzfashionmuseum.org.nz

Collection Exhibition Here, Now, Then, Always 17 May – 2 July

Greg Semu, Raft of the Manu - Resurrected, 2015, Unique photograph with mixed media on Fine Art paper, 180 x 300 cm, Collection of the Wallace Arts Trust, © Courtesy Greg Semu and Alcaston Gallery Melbourne

Here, Now, Then, Always is a diverse photography exhibition curated from the extensive body of photographic works held by the Wallace Arts Trust. The collection, accumulated by Sir James Wallace over several decades, is made of many photographic works, across different mediums and periods. This not only presents a wide ranging historical view of New Zealand but is testament to the importance of photography as a witness to our times. The Wallace Arts Trust Collection continues to evolve. The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd. Opens 6pm Tues 16 May. Hrs 10 – 3 Tue – Fri, 8 – 5 Sat – Sun, 09 639 2010


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Various

Phisut Nuthong Refine 2 – 16 June

Auckland Festival of Photography and PhotoLux present a curated selection of Italian photography. In this projection of Italian photojournalism and documentary photography there are some Italian classics, such as Gianni Berengo Gardin, Ferdinando Scianna and some names from the contemporary scene such as Alex Majoli, Paolo Pellegrin and Davide Monteleone. From Italy with love. Thanks to Enrico Stefanelli, Director, PhotoLux Festival. Photolux Festival is the International Biennial of Photography that has taken place in Lucca since 2011. The Festival started in 2005 as a photography and video art festival with the name of Lucca Photo Fest. In 2012, it was turned into a biennial event and changed its name to Photolux Festival (PHOTO LUcca eXhibitions). Northart, Norman King Square (Opposite the Library), Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre. 10 – 4 Daily (Closed Queens Birthday Monday), 09 480 9633

Phisut Nuthong – Refine PH5

© Paolo Pellegrin

Italian Photography Project 2 June – 9 June

Nowadays cosmetic surgery is very common in Thai society. In the past, surgery was popular among working people but now it is more popular among university students who think it will make them more accepted by society, boost work opportunities and enhance their social life. Phisut Nuthong (b. 1993, Thailand) studied high school at his hometown, Phuket, before pursuing photography in Photographic Art at Chiang Mai University. He is currently a commercial and fine art photographer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Northart, Northcote Shopping Centre, Hrs 10 – 4 daily, 09 480 9633, photographyfestival.org.nz


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VII Photo Agency

Trump - The Candidates, Driftless, The Valleys 2 June – 15 June

Christopher Morris / VII

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Dolly [Screenshot video] - Sheryl Campbell

This piece is a “re-imagined” SlutWalk. It draws from the SlutWalk protest rally which began in 2012 where marchers protest about rapists using the excuse of women dressed provocatively as a defense. Recently women have marched at these rallies while dressed normally to reinforce that any aspect of a woman’s appearance is no excuse for rape. ‘Dolly’ is a portrait of time and place and is also a convergence of every day life with the artificial world. In Campbell’s video, ‘Dolly’ is carrying her sexualised look behind her as a shadow - whether she wants it or not it is part of how she is constantly viewed. Northart, Northcote Shopping Centre, Hrs 10 – 4 daily, 09 480 9633, photographyfestival.org.nz

Auckland Festival of Photography presents a series of digital screens featuring leading international photojournalists Christopher Morris, Danny Wilcox Fraser and Linda Bournane Engelberth from VII Agency. Based in Paris, Morris was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine. TIME sent photographer Christopher Morris to capture the candidates’ rallies in slow motion. The surreal experience shows what the human eye can’t see and process in real time. Photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier focuses his work on marginalized communities across the USA. Frazier has photographed people struggling to survive the economic shift that has devastated rural communities throughout America, including in his home state of Iowa. South Wales Valleys, known locally as “The Valleys,” is the former industrial area of South Wales and is currently home to around 30% of the Welsh population. It is also the poorest region in Wales. Despite receiving a high level of financial support from the EU, The Valleys recently voted overwhelmingly in favor of Brexit. The effects of this shift could have dire consequences for the region as a whole. Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland Mon 9 - 6, Tues, Weds, Fri 9 - 5.30 Thurs 9 - 8.30, Sat - Sun 9.30 - 4.30, 09 486 8460

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Alexia Foundation – 25 Years 29 May – 7 June

Alexia Foundation - Rothak, India - November 2, 2009 - Walter Astrada/Alexia Foundation

Auckland Festival of Photography presents a series of digital screens featuring the projects of international photojournalists made with Alexia Foundation grants. The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice and through grants, scholarships and special projects for more than 25 years, has supported student and professional photographers as agents for change. Includes Walter Astrada/Alexia Foundation: in India,inside a protection home,Namita, 18, is pregnant from

being raped by her trafficker, after being taken from her home to be sold as a wife. Stephanie Sinclair/Alexia Foundation:Three young sisters aged, 15,13 and 5, are married to their young grooms, who are also siblings. Despite legislation forbidding child marriage in India, it continues to be accepted by large sections of society. Sebastian Liste/NOOR/Alexia Foundation: in Caracas, Venezuela “Sicario” is showing his gun. He is just 18 and says he has already killed more than 30 people. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz/ Alexia Foundation: As Shane and Maggie fight, Memphis witnesses the majority of the assault on her mother. Discussion on this series by James Dooley, Executive Director, Alexia Foundation at AAG at 3pm, Sunday 4th June 2017 Central Library, 44/46 Lorne St, Auckland. 9 – 8 Mon – Fri, 9 –6 Sat – Sun, 09 3770209, photographyfestival.org.nz

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Satellite Full details for 50 Satelllite exhibitions are online photographyfestival.org.nz


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Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2017 23 — 30 June, Auckland Museum Atrium Each year Auckland Festival of Photography runs a ‘day in the life’ competition to celebrate Auckland’s cultural identity - its people and places. For Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2017, Aucklanders are encouraged to submit the scenes, people and places that reflect their Auckland over a select 24 hour period in June. The top 30 images will be featured on Auckland Museum’s digital screen in the Atrium for a week during the Festival. Come and see a slice of our city’s life captured for Auckland Photo Day 2017.

Auckland Museum, The Domain, Daily 10 am - 5pm

People’s Choice voting will open online at the same time. For full list of People’s Choice images please see our website - photographyfestival.org.nz

PINGYAO DELHI

HIGASHIKAWA

CHOBI MELA CHIANG MAI

OBSCURA

GUATEPHOTO

SINGAPORE

BOGOTA

BALLARAT SHIMMER

Auckland Festival of Photography New Zealand—June 2016 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Australia—August/Sept 2017 Fotografica Bogota Columbia—2016 Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival Thailand—February 2017 Chobi Mela Photo Festival Bangladesh—January 2017

HEADON

AUCKLAND

Delhi Photo Festival India —November 2018 Fotografica Bogota Columbia—2017 Guatephoto Guatemala—November 2018 Head On Photo Festival Australia—May 2017 Higashikawa International Photo Festival Japan—July 2017 Obscura Festival of Photography Malaysia—August 2017

Singapore International Photography Festival Singapore—October 2016 Shimmer Photography Biennale Australia—September/October 2018 Pingyao International Photography Festival China—September 2017

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DEB CLARK

I AM DEB CLARK. I AM A NIKON NZ FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER. When Deb Clark started taking photos she was looking but not seeing. Hazy light and glowing skies. Clouds of every description and the clearest of stars. Deb now looks for what is real.

"SOMETIMES MY BIGGEST MISTAKES ARE ALSO MY BIGGEST TRIUMPHS.” SHOW US YOUR NEW ZEALAND

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