New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition 2012Date: 14 September 2012
Auckland Museum’s CAMERA Season of Photography continues with a new exhibition New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition 2012 opening next month. The exhibition, opening 1 September, will give visitors the chance to see all of the finalists from this year’s national competition and vote for their favourite to win the People’s Choice Award.
This is the first year the public have had the opportunity to vote in the competition. Auckland Museum’s CAMERA Season of Photography has already seen 70,000 visitors go through since it launched in June.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year from London’s Natural History Museum (NHM) has been on show since the season began and closes next week on August 26.
NZ-LIFE: New Zealand Geographic Award-Winning Photography, which features a selection of the finalists from the last three years of the national competition, will continue alongside the new exhibition of this year’s finalists.
“People have responded so well to the two exhibitions. It’s been a privilege to have the NHM’s exhibition featuring these incredible photographs from around the world,” says exhibition developer Lily Frederikse.
“The images from New Zealand Geographic’s annual competition are stunning and they really resonate with a lot of our visitors who recognise the locations or the events that these photographs capture.”
The season has also included guest talks from international photographers including National Geographic’s Jason Edwards and Kiwi expat David Lloyd who had his wildlife image “In the Flick of a Tail” chosen for the cover of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year portfolio.
Museum visitors have until the awards night on October 25 to view the finalists and vote for their favourite photograph for the People’s Choice Award.
Caption: Brett Phibbs’ image of three-year-old Aloali’I in Saleapaga, Samoa won him a finalist placing in last year’s Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s finalists go on display at Auckland Museum next month.