The AIPA has a few events coming up that might be of interest to PhotoForum members:


AIPA Photo Academy Workshop:
How to Plan and Execute a Photo Story (with Arno Gasteiger)
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Format: Full day workshop
Venue: White Studios, 30 Burleigh Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland
More info here




AIPA Photo Academy Workshop:
Using Adobe Lightroom to Process and Organise Images (with Leon Rose)
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Format: Half day workshop
Venue: White Studios, 30 Burleigh Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland
More info here



Image Nation 2015 Photography Conference

Date: Monday, October 19 & Tuesday October 20
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Format: Two day conference
Venue: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland
Speakers Include: Nels Israelson, Sean Izzard, Peter Bennetts, Lisa Reihana, David Cook, Fiona Quinn + 4 more to be announced
More info:



AIPA: Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association
Phone: +64 9 849 5728

Facets of Wellington
4th May-25th May 2013

Photography by Jenny Dey, Susrutha Metikurke, Russ Finnerty, Craig Phillips, Mark Berger, Thomas Kühne, Linda Strand,  Hugh Davies.

This exhibition has been created in association with Wellington Photographic Society and Positively Photography Wellington. The Photographic Society of New Zealand’s 2013 conference is in Wellington in May, and this exhibition, curated by James Gilberd of Photospace Gallery, ties into that conference and features the work of eight members of the Wellington Photographic Society, (the hosting organisation).

You can view artist statements by each of the exhibiting photographers here.

Photospace Gallery
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
T: 04 382 9502  M: 027 444 3899
Open 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri, 11am to 4pm Sat

Liu Heung Shing, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese photographer and historian of photography in China, will be a keynote speaker at the Wellington Convention of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. He will be speaking at the Wellington Town Hall Auditorium at 7pm on Thursday 2 May 2013, and also at 10.45am on Sunday 5 May, as part of the Convention.

This is a rare opportunity for New Zealand photographers, photo historians, curators, art critics, teachers, students and others interested in the history of photography in China to meet and hear this acclaimed photographer and historian. Liu Heung Shing is the author and editor of many books, including ‘China After Mao: Seek Truth from Facts’ Penguin, 1983), ‘China, Portrait of a Country’ (Taschen, 2008), ‘Shanghai, A History in Photographs 1842 to Today’ (World Publishing Corporation, 2010; Penguin Global, 2011), and ‘China in Revolution: The Road to 1911′ (Hong Kong University Press, 2012).

Below is the PSNZ invite for Liu Heung Shing’s 2nd May presentation at the Wellington Town Hall. Door sale admissions to the public (non PSNZ members) are $25.00 per person.

Please also note that Shing’s second presentation on Sunday 5 May (10.45 pm, Wellington Town Hall) has not been promoted to the public however PSNZ advise they are happy to accomodate those who are interested in attending this additional presentation.

Related links:
PSNZ 61st National Convention
PSNZ – The Photographic Society of New Zealand

International Photographic Conservators Meeting, Wellington
11 – 15 February 2013

The event will be a joint meeting of the world’s two leading photographic materials groups from the International Council of Museums – Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) and the American Institute from Conservation (AIC).

These two groups represent the greatest number of countries and people who are doing the most varied work in photographs conservation. They include conservators in private practice as well those employed in the world’s most varied museums, libraries, archives and heritage collection institutions. A number of conservation research scientists also attend these meetings.

It will be the first time either group has met in the southern hemisphere and the opportunity to meet together in Wellington is unique. The meeting will build on established ties between NZ and the international conservation community and will be of particular value to curators and collection managers as well as conservators. The contacts we develop, and the networking that arises from the event will enable more opportunities for exchange of ideas, advice, internships, or fellowships.

Three days will be for the conference and two days for workshops/tours.

Further background information (along with links) can be found on the McNamara Gallery newspage (scroll down to relevant article)

Registration will open in early October or sooner, and the registration form and information will be available via the official conference website


New Zealand’s most highly anticipated photo industry event – the Image Nation Professional Photography Conference – is set to provide professional and amateur photographers with a veritable feast of inspiration on the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, 2012.

Organised by the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA), Image Nation is aimed at professional photographers, assistants, students and keen photo enthusiasts alike, giving attendees an invaluable opportunity to hear entertaining and insightful presentations from some of the world’s most renowned image makers and industry experts.

This is the fourth consecutive year the event has been held and the AIPA is excited to announce an epic line-up of speakers on this year’s schedule including: Jez Smith, Urs Buhlman, Shannon McGrath, Nick Rains, Colleen Tunnicliff, Fraser Harding, Joyce Campbell, Johnny McCormack and Grant Sheehan. The bumper event will feature 12 presentations over the course of the weekend, with six held on each day.

“Every year we invite a diverse range of speakers so that there’s something for everyone. This event features photographers from very distinct photographic backgrounds, from advertising and fashion photography, to landscapes, travel, architecture, fine art and more,” says AIPA Executive Director, Aaron K. “Image Nation is not just about visual inspiration, the event also offers attendees a wealth of valuable information about the advertising and editorial photographic market – knowledge that can be used to achieve future success in the industry.”

The Image Nation Professional Photography Conference will be held at Unitec’s Mount Albert Campus, Carrington Road, Auckland on the weekend of June 23rd and 24th. Interested attendees should register at

Editor’s note: Thanks to AIPA for inclusion of PhotoForum members in the specified registration rates.

Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19

Unitec Red Lecture Theatre
Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Featuring: Stephen DupontJuli BallaMat BlamiresLightfarm StudiosYvonne ToddGarth BadgerChristina Force

Every year the Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association invites top commercial photographers and leading industry experts to gather at Unitec in Auckland for a weekend of inspiration and education. Read more >

Click here to download an early bird booking form. PLEASE NOTE: PhotoForum members can purchase Image Nation tickets at a discounted rate this year

The Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA) has invited top commercial photographers and leading industry experts  to gather at Unitec in  Auckland for a weekend of inspiration and education.

Hear inspirational lectures by renowned advertising and editorial  photographers – including Michael Hall, Juliet Taylor, Charles Howells, Simon Devitt, Tim White, Diederik Van Heyningen, Jocelyn Carlin, David Read and Caleb Smith. Discover how they have achieved high levels of success and acclaim in  today’s incredibly competitive photographic market.

Attend informative presentations by some of New Zealand’s top creatives –  like globally recognised executive creative director Mike O’Sullivan,  multi-award winning magazine designer Jenny Nicholls, and renowned  digital media expert Alister Coyne.

IMAGE NATION gives New Zealand photographers, assistants and students an opportunity to gain a unique and invaluable insight into the minds of some of Australasia’s best professional photographers. In addition, attendees will obtain an immense amount of useful and relevant information about the advertising and editorial media industries – knowledge that can be used to achieve future success in the photographic arena.

Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27
Unitec Red Lecture Theatre, Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland
Ticket Prices
General Admission – $225
AIPA and NZIPP Members – $162
Photographic Assistants – $135
Students – $90
AIPA Assistant Members – $81
AIPA Student Members – $54

Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. All prices include GST.


Phone/Fax: +64 9 410 5734