There’s a load of fresh, new photography galleries now online.

Whether you love your architecture served wild and coastal, with scientific precision, or a random place between those two destinations, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Find out about my glamourous life as a photographer!

As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography I’m taking part in the free Talking Culture Lecture Series.

I’ll be discussing my practice as a commercial photographer of architecture, people and places as well as my self-published, award winning book Portrait of a House.

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
Sunday 8 June 2014
3pm

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My latest publishing collaboration Beyond The State is fresh off the press.

The celebration of a national treasure, this book explores both the history and contemporary adaptions of New Zealand’s state houses through the knowledgeable writings of Bill McKay, Associate head of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland and Andrea Stevens, Architect, Editor of Design Guide and Author.

It was my pleasure to photograph both lovingly cared for homes in original condition and respectfully renovated versions of state houses across the country.

A must for your library shelves, whether arranged in size, colour or alphabetical order.

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The winner of this years Simon Devitt Prize for Photography competition is Alice O’Brien-Gortner.

The annual competition, now in it’s seventh year, was established at the Auckland School of Architecture and Planning.

O’Brien-Gortner, a third-year Bachelor of Architectural Studies student, receives a trophy and $1000 prize money after her image was chosen from a field of twenty finalists.

This year’s theme was The In-Between and I selected Extinguished as the winning entry because this is where the image seems to live.

There is a highly evocative sense of ‘another’ place we get when we experience this photograph.

O’Brien-Gortner has created an imagined world that perhaps raisers more questions than it answers for the viewer.

Her photograph leaves us in a challenging and uneasy place, wondering how we arrived.

A selection this years best entries are on show until 7 June as part of the Auckland festival of Photography.

The 2014 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography Exhibition
28 May-7 June
Foyer, Conference Centre
The University of Auckland
22 Symonds Street

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