The best way to have an exhibition, publication or event listed in our news feed, and considered for review, is to let us know about it. Please send details, including title, venue, and opening and closing dates, along with a website link and around 150 words of text and at least one image, to
Ideal image size is 1500 pixels on the long dimension, jpeg format. Please also supply picture caption details.

Reviews & Essays

Through the generosity of Creative New Zealand and Baker Douglas, we have funding in 2018 and 2019 to commission new critical writing from professional writers. Selections for review are not influenced by whether an artist or writer is or has been a member of PhotoForum Inc.

Essays editor: Geoffrey H. Short

Reviews editor: Mary Macpherson

News & Events

Our News & Events listings service is not funded and is run on a volunteer basis, because we think it is a worthwhile thing to do. While we strive for accuracy, we accept no liability for errors or omissions. We are also not clairvoyant. See "Submissions" above for information on how best to have items included in "News & Events."


PhotoForum has always encouraged new writers as well as photographers. As a continuation of this tradition, we have "Reports" as a space for new writers to publish pieces ranging from brief factual accounts to full reviews on a volunteer basis. This category also provides a place for photographic reportage of book launches, exhibition openings and other events.

Online exhibitions

Online versions of selected "real world" exhibitions, curated online-only projects, and featured portfolios. If you have had an exhibition and would like to have it considered for archiving here, contact Geoff Short at

Member portfolios

Selections of work by members of PhotoForum. All financial members are encouraged to have a portfolio of work presented here.

Specs: 8 - 12 images, jpeg, 1500 pixels on long dimension. Please supply captions and a brief text about the work, and a website address for further information and /or purchase. Send to




PhotoForum Inc. is a New Zealand non-profit incorporated society dedicated to the promotion of photography as a means of communication and expression.  To that end we publish independent critical writing, essays, news and archival material on this website. We also maintain a book publication programme, and organise occasional exhibitions, workshops and lectures, including the PhotoBook/NZ festival. 

PhotoForum activities are funded primarily by member subscriptions. If you would like to support PhotoForum and receive the subscriber publications and other benefits, go to the Join page. By joining PhotoForum you also support the broader promotion and discussion of New Zealand photography that we have actively pursued since 1974.