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.
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Collective Passion - Singular Visions:
PhotoForum - A New Zealand Legacy
19 - 25 September 2015
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
Exhibition wall text [PDF]
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)
2015 updated Chronology of PhotoForum [PDF 3.9 Meg] compiled by Nina Seja and Geoffrey H Short.
Photobook New Zealand, Wellington, 11- 13 March 2016
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)
Cross Roads (MoMento #17) by Davina Monds.
View earlier MoMento issues here.
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)
Pictures They Want to Make – Recent Auckland Photography
by Chris Corson-Scott and Edward Hanfling, with a foreword by Ron Brownson. Showcasing a selection of new, unseen, and significant photographs from twelve artists with various connections to the Auckland region.
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