The Auckland Festival of Photography is New Zealand's premium international photographic festival, bringing together photographers, curators, students, amateurs and professionals to encourage the public to celebrate the art of photography.

This year, join the self-guided walking tour and discover the magnificent Festival works as they take over the heart of Auckland city.

Make your way to Queens Wharf to view the large scale prints by photojournalist Werner Bischof, then travel to the Aotea Centre and lose yourself in the mesmerising works by Jeffry Lim with his series Aspiring New Zealand.

For more information see the schedule at Auckland Live venues below or visit the Auckland Festival of Photography website for the full programme.

Programme line-up at Queens Wharf

Auckland Festival of Photography is excited to present an exclusive outdoor waterfront exhibition of work by Werner Bischof, Switzerland.

Werner Bischof - USA series 

USA is a series of work that brings early 1950s America vividly to life, yet Bischof’s tragic death at thirty-eight meant the photographs were never printed during his lifetime. This is the first time they are being shown to the public in New Zealand.

The photographs serve as a fleeting snapshot of a unique point in history: Bischof arrived in post-war United States from Switzerland in 1953, and stayed there for just one year, chronicling a booming and optimistic America through the eyes of an outsider. The 25 photographs that make up the series comprise few suggestions of interaction, they are instead stolen moments through shop windows and cars that blur past, evoking anonymity, and a contemplative look at everyday life in America during a period of immense change. 

Outdoor exhibition available to view at any time.

For more information on this series visit the Auckland Festival of Photography website.

Programme line-up on level 3 of the Aotea Centre

Jeffry Lim - Aspiring New Zealand

The 'Aspiring New Zealand' photo series showcases Aotearoa’s spectacular winter landscapes taken by Cessna Plane. Inspired by the photographer’s journey as he discovers the abundance beauty of the sea, air and land of New Zealand’s majestic mountains, fascinating geographical terrains, stunning aerial views and colours of topographies that are unique, pristine and rarely seen by the public. This series of work, taken by Malaysian Photographer Jeffry Lim, has received numerous global photography awards, including the International Photography Award (IPA) 2016 for the category of Fine Art, Landscapes and Aerial Shoot, Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA 2018) and US International Book Awards (2019) for photography. 

Screening: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

For more information on this series visit the Auckland Festival of Photography website.

Ticket Pricing

This is a free, non-ticketed event.

Screening schedule can be found on the 'About the Event' tab.