Geoffrey H. Short Director & Acting Co-Managing Editor
Geoffrey began studying photography at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1980, finally graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class honours in 2010. In that span of time he also worked at Real Pictures Gallery and Laboratory for the Camera Arts in Auckland, firstly as a lab technician, then as gallery manager, then pursued commercial photography, specializing in publicity stills for TV and cinema.
Work from his Elam graduate show is included in the survey exhibition and book "reGeneration2 – tomorrow's photographers today" produced by the Musée d l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland and touring internationally. He was also nominated for the Lacoste Elysée Photography Prize 2010, and was a finalist in Photolucida Critical Mass 2011.
John B. Turner Co-Managing Editor
John B. Turner (b.1943) is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Elam School of Fine Arts, at The University of Auckland, where he has taught since 1971. His serious involvement in photography began in camera clubs in the late 1950s. He trained as a compositor in the printing trade in Wellington, then worked in news and commercial photography, and museum photographer in the 1960s. He has taught numerous workshops throughout New Zealand, and curated landmark exhibitions including Nineteenth Century New Zealand Photography (1970) and Baigent, Collins, Fields: Three New Zealand Photographers (1973). He was editor of PhotoForum magazine from 1974-1984, and later from 1990 to the present. He was co-author with William Main of New Zealand Photography from the 1840s to the Present (1993) and was editor of PhotoForum’s award winning photography book, Ink & Silver (1995). His book Eric Lee-Johnson: Artist with a Camera was published in 1999. Currently researching various aspects of New Zealand photography, and the history of photography in China, he is also involved in documenting his local community of Te Atatu Peninsula, in Auckland. John was the Director of Photoforum from its inception in 1974 until mid 2012.
(photo: Self-portrait, Peninsula Barber Shop, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, 8 April 2005.)
Haruhiko Sameshima Committee
Photographer currently working in Auckland
(photo: Mark Adams)
Jan Young Secretary and Membership Manager
Jan Young is an Auckland based exhibiting photographer interested in large format analog photography and portraiture.
Jenny Tomlin Treasurer
Jenny Tomlin is an analog photographer specialising in Pinhole Photography. After graduating from Elam in 1984, she has worked as a colour and black/white printer in Auckland as well as overseas. Since 1982 she has been running a black/white darkroom business in Auckland.
Kathy Lane Book keeper
Mark Adams Committee
I have been working as a large format analogue photographer for 35 years publishing books and exhibiting here and internationally.
Caryline Boreham Committee
Jonathan Bourla Committee
Ron Brownson Committee
Kevin Church Committee
Chris Corson-Scott Committee
Chris is an artist living in Auckland. His pictures are often produced close to home, but also around New Zealand’s North Island. Since 2010 he has been working on colour photographs of a metre or larger, (mostly made with an 8x10 view-camera,) and intended to be seen on the wall. In the last respect, as well as with their subject of everyday life, they draw upon the history of modernist painting that begun with the canvases of Édouard Manet in the 1860s. With Edward Hanfling he is the co-author of the PhotoForum publication ‘Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography’.
Edward Howie Committee
Ian Macdonald Committee
Ian Macdonald graduated from Elam in 1975 majoring in photography. He has exhibited and been published consistently since and is known for his photography on New Zealand environmental issues. He ran Real Pictures Gallery during the 1980s and more recently the Matakana Pictures Gallery. He works commercially as a photographer most recently as the stills photographer for the BBC Science Department. He lives at Matakana with his family working mostly as a computer programmer.
Fiona Macleod Committee
Mary Macpherson Committee
Julius Margan Committee
Davina Monds Committee
Tony Nyberg Committee
Photographer resides in Auckland.
Julian Ward Committee - Wellington Representative
Julian Ward is a creative photographer living in Wellington. He has many years of experience, exhibitions and publications. His blog site (see PhotoForum blog links) describes him as a drifter with a camera.