Images of deer lighting up Auckland’s CBD, an exhibition designed to counter Islamophobia and extremism, and photojournalism on the Venezuela crisis are among the offerings in 2019’s Auckland Festival of Photography (31 May - 16 June).

The 16th regional festival packs in more than 100 events and exhibitions in just 17 days, including diverse Satellite shows across Auckland and Nikon Auckland Photo Day on Saturday 8 June.

Celebration (2018), Nick Depree

As well as Core exhibitions showcasing leading New Zealand-based photographers – including Fiona Pardington and Vincent Ward – with all exhibiting New Zealand photographers eligible to enter the 2019 Mazda Award, with the theme "Beauty by Subtraction”.

AFP 2019 launches on 30 May with new work by Yvonne Shaw – this year’s recipient of the AFP’s 9th Annual Commission – on show at Silo 6 as part of AFP’s Fissure exhibitions, curated by Jessica Lim, that feature still and moving image work by leading artists and collectives from Asia and beyond.

When: Friday 31 May 2019, 9.00am - Sunday 16 June 2019, 5.00pm

Where: Region wide, Auckland

Cost: Free

Contact: elaine.photofestival@xtra.co.nz

Website: photographyfestival.org.nz