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FREE Auckland Festival of Photography Guide 2017 for Mobile

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FREE Auckland Festival of Photography Guide 2017 for Mobile

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2017 FESTIVAL DATES 1 - 24 June 2017

The Auckland Festival of Photography is New Zealand's premier international photographic festival. It brings together photographers, curators, students, amateurs and professionals with the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography.

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Get organised for the Auckland Festival of Photography 2017 with our FREE Guide for smartphones!

This clear and easy-to-use guide will help you make the most of the more than 100 exhibitions and talks. Utilise the functionality on your smartphone and navigate the festival with GPS, explore events by date/artist/location, save your favourites, share with friends and automatically set calendar reminders.

Baker Douglas are also proud to be sponsors of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2017 Annual Commission. "Each year, an Auckland-based artist is commissioned to create a new body of work for exhibition during the Festival. This year's commissioned artist is Janet Lilo. 

Janet Lilo b. 1982 (Ngapuhi, Samoan and Niuean) works in digital photography, video and installation. Her art practice explores experimental documentary and drawing processes for exhibition, performance and archive. She is interested in documentation as a conversational and social tool for recording time, people and place – often with reference to popular culture. Janet is an active member of Whau the People community arts collective, staunch supporter of the underdog and proud mother of Harry, Milo and Manaia.

Recent projects include Status Update, Te Uru Gallery, 2016; The Normandy Research Project, Pacifiques in Normandy, France 2014 - 2015; Right of Way, Fifth Auckland Triennial at Artspace, 2013; Hit Me With Your Best Shot (commissioned by The Physics Room) for Christchurch and Wellington City Gallery. Lilo graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Masters in Visual Arts, 2006.

Other shortlisted artists this year were Edith Amituanai and Natalie Robertson.
The selection panel included Julia Durkin, Festival Director; Associate Professor Linda Tyler, Director, Gus Fisher Gallery and Shahidul Alam, international art curator, director Chobi Mela International Photo Festival, member Asia-Pacific Photoforum." www.photographyfestival.org.nz

Previous Annual Commission Artists include: Roberta Thornley 2011, James K Lowe 2012, Jennifer Mason 2013, Tanu Gagao 2014, PJ Paterson 2015, Russ Flatt 2016.