Wildlife Photographer of the Year
July 7–December 3 Auckland War Memorial Museum
On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the world-renowned exhibition,
Wildlife Photographer of the Year, is being showcased at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The travelling, free exhibition opened in Auckland on July 7 and features 100 aweinspiring images of the natural world. With imagery that depicts both the majesty and vulnerability of life on our planet, the photo show displays fascinating animal behaviour and breathtaking wild landscapes — from spotted hyenas to humpback whales, and urban leopards to wild orangutans. “It’s a privilege to be able to offer this worldclass exhibition free to Aucklanders,” said museum director Dr David Gaimster. “Auckland Museum is a dynamic space, and we strive to create an ever-changing programme of special exhibitions and events for the people of this city.”
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London, and provides a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. The competition launched in 1965 and attracted 361 entries, having since grown to receive almost 50,000 entries from 96 countries. Jan English, head of touring exhibitions at the Natural History Museum, said, “Wildlife
Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best nature photography, and it is consistently one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions every year. These images tell thoughtprovoking stories about our planet that prompt us all to think differently about the natural world and the future we want to create.”
Event: An Evening with Bellamy Hunt Metro Gallery, Auckland
Bellamy Hunt, the camera collector behind the website Japan Camera Hunter, scours Japan’s many camera stores for collectible Nikon and Leica models. For one night only, Hunt will share his knowledge and experience in an exclusive event sponsored by Leica New Zealand. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit metrogallery.co.nz.
Until July 23
2017 Otago Wildlife
Exhibition: Photography Exhibition
Explore the natural world as captured by Otago’s amateur photographers and videographers in the 18th annual Otago Wildlife Photography
Exhibition. This year’s competition saw a record 2174 photography and 52 video entries across six categories — Animal, Plant, Pets, Night Skies, Human Impact on the Environment, and Wildlife in Action. To find out more, visit otagomuseum.nz.
Until July 29
Dreaming in the
Exhibition: Anthropocene, Chris Corson-Scott
Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland
This rich suite of Chris Corson-Scott’s new works is presented as an Auckland Festival of Photography keynote exhibition under the theme of identity. Through the compelling body of work, Corson-Scott calls our attention to the past reality before it disappears entirely, and reminds us of our collective dependence on and necessary care of the natural world. For more info, visit trishclark.co.nz.
Until July 30
World Press Photo
Exhibition: Exhibition 2017
Smith and Caughey’s, Auckland This year’s winning World Press Photo
Exhibition 2017 images will be on display at Level 6 of Auckland’s Smith and Caughey’s. The World Press Photo competition is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists, and documentary photographers. The 2017 contest drew entries from around the world, and 5034 photographers from 126 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries, including Kiwi photojournalist Robin Hammond. For more details, head to worldpressphoto.co.nz.
Event: Nairn Street Preservation Society: Pinhole Camera
Nairn Street Cottage, Wellington Join Photographers Paul Thompson and Benjamin James in a workshop where you will make your own pinhole camera. Learn about the way a camera obscura works as you create your own pinhole camera, take an image, and develop it with common household products. For all the info, visit museumswellington.org.nz.
Until July 31
Call for entries: New Brighton Photographic Club National Photojournalism Competition Hosted by the New Brighton Photographic Club, this competition welcomes entries from all