A diverse and vibrant exhibition by 49 photographers, the PhotoForum Members’ Show 2018 opens 10 April at Studio 541, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks is the next scheduled auction (15 Feb 2018) at Swann Galleries Auction House in New York. The sale (#2466) includes numerous iconic images alongside lesser known works deserving of more attention. Photographers include Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Hine and many others.
ANNA MILES GALLERY
10/30 Upper Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11-3 and/or anytime by appointment (phone 021 471047)
The current exhibition – Flying Carpet is an end of year cornucopia complete with works from 1979 to 2017; vintage photographs, watercolours, jewels made of muka lace, paintings, limited edition artists’ books and agateware teapots. Artists are Adrienne Vaughan, Joanna Campbell & Rowan Panther, Vita Cochran, Octavia Cook, Cat Fooks, Allan McDonald, Solomon Mortimer & Zahra Killeen-Chance, Amelia Pascoe, Lucien Rizos, Kate Small, Richard Stratton, Amber Wilson.
The exhibition also includes 2 recent Allan McDonald publications, Carbon Empire (2017) and Between the silence and the flame (2016) and 5 vintage photographs from the period of Lucien Rizos’ A man walks out of a bar: New Zealand photographs 1979-1982.
Acclaimed architectural and urban landscape photographer and filmmaker Cristobal Palma will be speaking in Auckland.
Cristobal Palma will present the keynote presentation at the MOVING SPACES SYMPOSIUM
Fri 22 Sept, 6.00pm
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
24 Balfour Road, Parnell
Cristobal Palma is an architectural photographer and filmmaker based in Santiago, Chile where he founded Estudio Palma.
Palma studied at the Architectural Association (AA) in London before practicing as a photographer focused primarily on architecture and urban landscapes. His editorial work includes commissions for: Monocle, Wire, The New York Times and Domus.
Selected solo exhibitions include Paisajes locales, AFA Gallery, Santiago (2009); Espacio continuo, AFA Gallery, Santiago, curated by Camilo Yañez (2012); Espacio continuo, ZavaletaLab, Buenos Aires (2013); Punto de vista, Galeria Tajamar, Santiago (2014); Espacio Continuo, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago (2014); Construcción, Galeria XS, Santiago (2015).
In 2010 Palma began to produce short architectural films and his work has been shown in Canada, Colombia, Portugal and Italy. In 2012 Palma’s film work was presented at the Chile Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale: CANCHA. In 2013 his film Piling Up won ‘Best Architecture Short Film’ at ArqFilmFest in Santiago, Chile.
Moving Spaces is an interdisciplinary symposium that will bring together academics, practitioners and researchers to address the expanded field of architectural filmmaking
Sat 23 Sept, 9.30am – 5.00pm (at same location)
Louise Mackenzie – Cinecity Architectural Film Project, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
‘Abject Nature: Haunting the modern city in Jacques Tati’s Play Time’
Dr Andrew Denton – Head of Department: Postgraduate Studies at the School of Art and Design, at Auckland University of Technology, and a director at AUT’s App Lab.
‘Imperceptible Entities of Enormous Finitude: Cinematic Affects and Anthropocenic Cities’
Chris Brown + Dawid Wisniewski – senior visualisers, Warren & Mahoney Architects, Auckland, New Zealand
‘The Art of Visualisation from Virtual Reality to Architectural Film’
Professor Thomas Mical – Head of School, School of Art and Design, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
‘Architecture for Panoramic Hypermodernity’
Both the keynote talk and symposium and screening are free to attend but registration is necessary.
For further information about Moving Spaces, please contact
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It is with great sadness that we learn that our good friend and colleague, Jocelyn Carlin has died after a long illness.
Jocelyn was for many years a valued member of PhotoForum, as a subscriber, exhibitor and organiser, since the formation of PhotoForum/Wellington in 1976.
Among many other things, she helped to organize the exhibitions ‘Open the Shutter’ in 1994 and ‘Currency’ in 1995 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the New Zealand lecture tour by UK photographer David Hurn in 1996, and Wellington’s FotoFest in 1998.
We were pleased to include several of Jocelyn’s pictures in the 2014 survey publication PhotoForum at 40, and she generously supplied a lot of carefully preserved archival material for that book and the associated touring exhibition.
We were privileged to support the 2016 publication of her book, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, designated as PhotoForum issue number 85. A unique and wonderful book that charts a working photographer’s voice and career in an elegant and informative way, we were delighted to be able to support it, as Jocelyn generously supported the work of so many others over the years.
Rest in peace Jocelyn.
We note with great sadness the recent death of Len Wesney in a house fire in Christchurch.
Len’s work appeared in issue 20 of Photo-Forum magazine in 1974, and he was a tutor for a PhotoForum summer workshop in Wellington in 1976.
His wonderful picture Baptism, Christchurch, 1972 was one of three pieces included in the 1975 touring exhibition The Active Eye and we were pleased to include it in the recent history of PhotoForum, PhotoForum at 40 by Nina Seja (Rim Books 2014).
Athol McCredie, curator of photography at Te Papa has written a moving and informative tribute to Len and his work on the Te Papa website:
Another detailed obituary, by Maddison Northcott, appears on the Stuff website
Geoffrey H. Short
Three foreign exhibitors do not an international exhibition make, of course, but the pertinent ambition is to put Shenzhen on the map of places to go in China to see significant photographs as communication and expression. Many of the works on display were in fact made outside of China and reflect the tourist boom that has accompanied China’s increasing affluence and “Opening Up.” The stage is now set for better and perhaps bigger future exhibitions of relevance to Shenzhen’s lively and growing art audience.
Two major contemporary foreign photographers were featured: Britain’s Brian Griffin and France’s Yann Layma and the historical exhibition co-curated by Su Yuezhou and myself featured the late Tom Hutchins (1921-2007), an outstanding overlooked New Zealand photojournalist who came to China in 1956. Our exhibitions were shown alongside those of a group of outstanding Chinese photographers including Tongshen Zhang, Yingli Liu, Zhu Xianming, Wang Yuwen, Chen Jin, and Fu Yongjun. Continue reading the full blog HERE