The Auckland Festival of Photography is an annual free region-wide community Festival. NZ's premiere photographic festival, every June.
The Auckland Festival of Photography is a FREE contemporary art and cultural event which takes place within Auckland's major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites during June each year. The programme includes a mix of emerging and established artists and comprises existing works and creation of new work.
The Festival encourages participation from people of all walks of life to share their unique stories through the democratic medium of photography. In the last 18 years, over 1 million visits have been made to festival exhibitions, talks, and events across the city.
Over 1250 exhibitions and events having been presented, partnered and attended. All free to the public, showcasing photography, through our themed exhibitions, Core programme, Annual Commission, Auckland Photo Day, Youth Photo Award, Exhibiting Artists Award and the Aotearoa Music Photo Award. There is also an open access Satellite Programme - a mix of emerging, student, amateur and grass roots photography.
This annual Festival is produced by a registered charitable trust working to further the presence and awareness of photography. The Festival encourages participation from people of all walks of life to share their unique stories through the democratic medium of photography.