PhotoForum Inc. is a non-profit society dedicated to the promotion of photography as a means of communication and expression.
This website showcases New Zealand photographic work and work of overseas photographers with some connection to New Zealand or PhotoForum.
By joining PhotoForum you also support the broader promotion of New Zealand photography that we have actively pursued since 1974.
Current subscription period:
Our first available publication for the 2017/18 subscription year
(1 April 2017 to 31March 2018) is:
- The Shops by Steve Braunias and Peter Black
More info here
Guest Portfolio of recent work by Gao Brothers (China) featured
exclusively on John B. Turner website.
Visit our newly created PhotoForum NZ YouTube channel for interviews with photographers Solomon Mortimer, and Russ Flatt as they each talk about their recent exhibitions.
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Past Exhibitions & Events:
Tom Hutchins - Seen In China 1956
Curated by John B. Turner
Pingyao International Photography Festival 2016, Pingyao, China.
Collective Passion - Singular Visions
PhotoForum - A New Zealand Legacy
19 - 25 September 2015
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
Photobook New Zealand, Wellington, 11- 13 March 2016
New Zealand's first festival celebrating indie photography books.
New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards - Finalists Announced
Presented by Photobook New Zealand and Momento Pro, to celebrate excellence in self-published and trade published photobooks, and to showcase NZ photo books to a growing international audience.
History in the Taking: 40 years of PhotoForum
22 Aug to 15 Nov 2015, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
14 March to 14 June 2015, City Gallery Wellington
6 to 28 June 2014, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Reviews: Peter Ireland (EyeContact), Mary Macpherson,
T. J. McNamara (NZ Herald), Rebecca Fox (Otago Daily Times)
2015 updated Chronology of PhotoForum [PDF 3.9 Meg] compiled by Nina Seja and Geoffrey H Short.
Te Atatu Me: photographs of an urban New Zealand village
A personal portrait of West Auckland's Te Atatu Peninsula by John B. Turner, the noted New Zealand photographer, teacher and editor of PhotoForum. Historical essay by Grant Cole.
Review: Peter Ireland (EyeContact)
Issue 18 - If We Catch You Talking To A Stray Dog by Tony Nyberg & Fiona Lascelles.
Issue 17 - Cross Roads by Davina Monds.
PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand
by Nina Seja (Rim Books 2014 & PhotoForum issue 83, 2014).
In this richly illustrated publication, art historian Nina Seja gives an illuminating account of the communities, relationships, and events that have shaped PhotoForum's first forty years, and charts the development of photographic art in New Zealand during this time.
Reviews: Gary Blackman (Landfall Review Online), Christine Olsen (Artlink)
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Links to further NZ photography books