Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year

July 7–De­cem­ber 3 Auck­land War Memo­rial Mu­seum

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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.”

July 22

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.

July 30

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

26th An­nual

Call for en­tries: New Brighton Pho­to­graphic Club Na­tional Pho­to­jour­nal­ism Com­pe­ti­tion Hosted by the New Brighton Pho­to­graphic Club, this com­pe­ti­tion wel­comes en­tries from all

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