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Auckland — By theaucklandguide on May 5, 2010 at 4:37 am
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Auckland Festival of Photography

Whether you are a professional, amateur or wannabe photographer – you will not want to miss Auckland’s upcoming Festival of Photography which will be held around various venues in the city from 4 – 27 June.

The Festival is organised and managed by the Auckland Festival of Photography Trust and has been since 2004 – the not for profit charitable trust is working to increase the awareness of photography in general, to support local and emerging photographers while strengthening the region’s local identity and embracing and celebrating the cultural diversity and people of Auckland.

This year the Festival’s focus is on the ever changing landscape of Auckland, both physical and political – the exhibits will be held in galleries, project spaces and public sites, entry is free.  There is a full programme on the festival’s website which is well worth a visit to explore their Auckland Photo Blog, to read more about the event and get details on the ‘Auckland Photo Day’ competition.

For one day only (Saturday 12 June, midnight to midnight) people are asked to capture ‘their Auckland’ with one photo – this is a novel way to capture very different perspectives on the city and capture ‘history’.  The photographs will be archived for future exhibition and to also provide a visual resource for Auckland.  The Top 30 photographers will be named with some great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and the remaining 27 people will receive a sheet of personalised stamps with their photo!

With something on offer to suit most tastes make sure you get out and support this free event and if you feel inclined, dust off your camera and get clicking!

Photo credit: www.sxc.hu


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