December 5th, 2015
Jocelyn Carlin’s new book ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ was launched last Thursday (3rd Dec. 2015). It has been selected as the PhotoForum subscriber publication for the 2016-17 year, but if you plan to join or re-join next year, and would like to get your copy of Jocelyn’s excellent book this month, you are welcome to subscribe early. The new standard subscription rate for 2016-17 is NZ$85.00, for which you will receive ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ and two issues of PhotoForum MoMento magazine. Email us at email@example.com to take up this offer.
November 11th, 2015
Photo book launch
5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm
11:00 am ~ 2:00 pm
For the first time, the Photo Media Department of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design has placed emphasis on the photo book format within their curriculum. Year 3 Photo Media students will present their own photo books at the inaugural end-of-year book event launching on 13th November 2015 and running over two days.
The work will also be on display on Saturday 14 November, accompanied by a talk from Anita Tótha (Founder of Photobook Club Auckland and Remote Photobooks) and includes a screening of the short film documentary ‘Pictures on Paper: Photobooks in New Zealand’ (produced by Tangent Photography Collective).
The film profiles both established and emerging artists and photobook makers such as Ann Shelton, David Cook, Solomon Mortimer, and Shelley Jacobson and delivers a lively insight into the current photo book phenomenon.
The Year 3 photobook launch is on Friday 13 November from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
The talk and screening takes place Saturday 14 November from 11am – 2pm.
11:15am Artists’ Talk with Anita Totha, Founder of Remote Photobooks and Photobook Club Auckland
11:45am Screening of ‘Pictures on Paper-Photobooks in New Zealand’ documentary film produced by Tangent Photography Collective (30 minutes)
All events will be held at the Whitecliffe campus located at 24 Balfour Road, Parnell, Level 5 – Lecture Hall.
All are welcome to attend!
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November 9th, 2015
Bruce Connew’s latest photobook, ‘Body of Work’, launches with a few others, Thursday, 12 November, 16-19h, at Le Bal, Paris, during Paris Photo 2015 .. as well, he signs the following day, 16.30h, at Polycopies, the very busy off-Paris Photo photobook fair aboard the Concorde Atlantique on the Seine.
‘Body of Work’ is available, at a pre-launch price, on Bruce’s website: http://www.bruceconnew.com/books/ until midnight GMT, 11 November 2015.
Instagram and Twitter: @bruceconnew
July 17th, 2015
Launch of photography publication Where did you go to my lovelies by Jane Zusters
1 August – 5 September 2015
Opens 5pm, Saturday 1 August
TIVOLI gallery, Waiheke Island
‘Where did you go to my lovelies contains never before exhibited footage of political demonstrations in Christchurch. I follow 4 of my friends from those demonstration photographs into their own lives as photographed by me in the 70’s. Morrie Love unpacks his evolving Maori Identity, Allie Eagle shares what it was like to be a lesbian mother, Dave Mitchell was and still is a H I PP Y and Tiffany Thornley is a feminist still.’ Jane Zusters
To accompany this event, Jane will be exhibiting a selection of prints from her various publications.
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March 23rd, 2015
February 20th, 2015
26 February – 14 March 2015
Opening and book launch: 6–8pm, 26 February
Artist Shelley Jacobson will be launching a new series of photographs and an accompanying book, both entitled Surface Expressions, at K’Road project space The Keep on Thursday 26 February.
Surface Expressions is a study of the Wairakei geothermal area in the central North Island. It draws attention to the region’s unique natural features and to the human forces that have formed its current state.
Victorian-era Wairakei was a world renowned and exotic geothermal tourist destination. In the mid-twentieth century it was radically transformed by its conversion to a site for generating electricity. Through this intervention, the underlying geothermal system was irrevocably altered: the spectacular Geyser Valley was extinguished; the steaming craters of Karapiti were revealed. More recently, a man-made geyser has come to accompany the power station in this disrupted landscape.
The photographs in Surface Expressions offer glimpses of the land forms of Wairakei today. The publication takes a wider view, incorporating found text dating from the late nineteenth century through to the present day. These newspaper clippings, advertising materials and Trip Advisor ratings speak in the vernacular of their respective times and frame social ideas and expectations of tourist attractions.
The Keep is the open studio and concept store of fashion designer Lela Jacobs. This setting allows customers to be involved with the design and construction process and offers them the opportunity to take home the finished product. The Keep works closely with the local artistic community and hosts a schedule of art, design and craft exhibitions. www.thekeep.co.nz
Shelley Jacobson is an Auckland-based artist. She graduated with an MFA from Massey University Wellington in 2009 and a Diploma of Publishing from Whitireia New Zealand in 2012. In her work Shelley is interested primarily in cultural geography. She maintains a research-based practice focused on this area. Shelley is involved with PhotoForum New Zealand’s publishing programme, most recently guest editing a double issue of its members’ magazine. www.shelleyjacobson.co.nz
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City Gallery Wellington announces upcoming exhibition: ‘History in the Taking – 40 Years of PhotoForum’
January 14th, 2015
John Miller Police Arson Enquiries, Wellington 1972.
History in the Taking: 40 Years of PhotoForum
14 March – 14 June 2015
3 May 2015, 2pm
John B. Turner, co-founder of PhotoForum, speaks with Luit Bieringa about events leading up to the foundation of PhotoForum and the beginnings of PhotoForum Wellington, from 1965-1975. Followed by a signing of Turner’s latest book, Te Atatu Me: Photographs of an Urban New Zealand Village. Event info here.
28 March 2015, 2pm
Geoffrey H. Short, director of PhotoForum, is joined by Nina Seja, author of PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters and Debate in New Zealand to discuss 40 years of art photography in New Zealand. Event info here.
City Gallery Wellington
101 Wakefield St
Hours: open daily 10am – 5pm
In 2014, Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery presented the exhibition History in the Taking to celebrate PhotoForum’s 40th anniversary. City Gallery is pleased to be showing the exhibition in Wellington. Featuring around 150 photographs, the show traces the development of art photography in New Zealand. All the images featured in PhotoForum publications, and many have become iconic. Stars like Robin Morrison, Peter Peryer, Anne Noble, Laurence Aberhart, Fiona Clark and Peter Black feature alongside equally remarkable but now-neglected figures. The show also includes publications, posters and other memorabilia.
These days, in New Zealand, photography is accepted as an art form, but it wasn’t always the case. In 1973, John Turner and others founded PhotoForum to lead the charge. Over the years, this grass-roots organisation has promoted photography through exhibitions and publications, particularly its magazine. Within the photography community, PhotoForum was also the catalyst for debates within photography, about the virtues of different approaches and individuals. A product of the 1970s, PhotoForum saw the medium as entangled with counterculture lifestyles and protest movements. The show offers not only a history of New Zealand photography but also a slice of New Zealand social history. It is accompanied by Nina Seja’s comprehensive history PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand.
History in the Taking has been toured by PhotoForum. Thanks also to the Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland.
Interview with John B. Turner, PhotoForum Co-Founder
Interview with Photographer Lucien Rizos
Capture Wellington – PhotoForum Instagram competition
Behind the Scenes with Pauline Autet – Curatorial Assistant & Researcher, City Gallery Wellington
December 10th, 2014
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF RECOVERY IN ACEH
A photobook to commemorate Aceh’s earthquake & tsunami recovery 2004 – 2014
Author: Dr Noel Trustrum
Published by Saritaksu Editions, Bali
Size 28 x 24cm, 200 pages of contents
Approx. 130 full colour images
Hard-cover English launch August 2014
Hard-cover & Soft-cover Indonesian launch December 2014
A commemorative photo book
Celebrating the amazing spirit, resilience and achievements in Aceh, Indonesia since the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2004 that decimated so many coastal communities, in print.
The photographer, Dr Noel Trustrum had the opportunity to work alongside the many people and organisations that contributed to the relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts in Aceh directly after the tsunami, and has since returned to further document the recovery.
The bravery of the local people, many of whom lost their entire families and belongings, left such a strong impression with Noel that he published a small book “SCARS: Life after the Aceh Tsunami”, featuring a time-sequence of photographs depicting landscapes, people and the journey from desolation to recovery during a nine month period following the Tsunami. Noel and his team have researched a number of powerful untold stories and interviewed key people involved in the recovery process for this photo book highlighting the resilience of the people and lessons learnt.
Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, founder of Indonesia’s BRR Institute (for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction), endorses this publication.
A compilation of images and inspirational stories
Working closely with Saritaksu Editions, a publisher based in Bali we have created a book that gives a voice to the photos and enables the Acehnese people, survivors and those involved in the recovery to tell their own story.
Book price NZ$80 (free postage in New Zealand)
Buy in New Zealand via PAYPAL or Direct Bank Payment (view full details here )
Visit the dedicated website: www.AcehRevives.com
Further articles on Noel Trustrum and his project are featured in:
15 Nov. 2014 New Zealand Weekend Herald (click on below pic) and The Jakarta Post here