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Talking Culture - Sunday Series

Talking Culture - Sunday Series

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  • Sun 3 Jun ’12, 1:00pm
  • Sun 10 Jun ’12, 1:00pm
  • Sun 17 Jun ’12, 1:00pm


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Presented by Lowepro and Auckland Festival of Photography. A 3 week Sunday series of talks, presentations and debates about photography. Hosted at the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium. Entry is free to these popular events. As they are well attended, we recommend you arrive there early.

3 June • 1pm • Sam Harris

From London to the Bush: Born and raised in south London, Sam Harris is a self-taught photographer. A visual presentation covering his career as a music photographer in London, his move towards documentary photography and then why he left it all behind to travel with the family (in India and Australia) and focus on personal diary work, eventually settling in the forest in the south west of Western Australia. 45 min digital slideshow, followed by an informal chat with Sam. Don't miss this presentation.

3 June • 3pm • Asia Pacific Photoforum

Debate on the importance of photography festivals with key members of the Australian and New Zealand Festivals.

10 June • 1pm • Daniel Alexander & Patrick Dalton

1 Day 6 Cities: Daniel, a Lecturer of Photography in Portsmouth, UK, and Patrick, a photographer based in London, host a discussion about their international time-lapse project, 1 Day 6 Cities, on exhibition at Northart (see page 13).

10 June • 3pm • Getty Images

Behind the Lens: Capturing iconic images at the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Power. Beauty. Athletic prowess. The Olympic Games has generated some of the most enduring and iconic images in sport. As they gear up for London 2012, New Zealand-based Getty Images sports photographers Phil Walter and Hannah Johnston talk about their experiences covering past Olympics and Paralympics, and the iconic images they have created.

Hannah and Phil will present their best images from past Games, discussing the story behind the image as they go. They will cover the equipment used, the process of editing and delivering images to Getty Images customers within a matter of minutes, as well as event highlights.

17 June • 1pm • Ron Brownson

Pacific Camerawork: Ron Brownson, Senior Curator New Zealand and Pacific art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki speaks on Pacific camerawork.

Thomas Andrew was New Zealand's first offshore photographer, while Greg Semu is a recent expatriot. Much has happened to Pacific photography in the century that separates their careers. Ron will overview key Pacific practitioners, including Janet Lilo, Edith Amituanai, Tanu Gago, Shigeyuki Kihara and Jeremy Leatinu'u.

17 June • 3pm • Natalie Marshall

Natalie Marshall is Curator of Photographs at the Alexander Turnbull Library, the National Library of New Zealand. She will give an illustrated talk on the Library's photograph collection, which focuses on New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica.

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