10 December 2018 - Autumn 2019

Queens Wharf Connections photography exhibition expertly mentored and curated by internationally renowned photographer Tom Ang, is back for a fifth year.

Thank you for your applications. These have now closed and applicants will be notified by the end of September 2018.

Tom will mentor, advise and guide a group of amateur photographers to create a stunning exhibition of photography and multimedia. With the theme this year being Connections - Growth, there’s sure to be a varied and compelling range of artwork on display.

Connections – Growth is sponsored by Panuku Development Auckland with Tom Ang kindly donating his time.

The exhibition will take place on the Queens Wharf fence-line from 10 December 2018 through to Autumn 2019.

About Tom Ang

Tom is a photographer, author, educator, broadcaster. He has written 28 books on photography including the best-selling Digital Photographer’s Handbook published in twenty languages. His Digital Photography Masterclass was named The Crème De La Crème of the Top Digital Imaging Books of 2008 by Shutterbug Magazine. He won the Thomas Cook Award for Best Illustrated Travel Book for his book on the Marco Polo Expedition. He presented two ground-breaking series on photography for the BBC and an eight-part series for Channel News Asia, Singapore in 2009 (Bronze at the New York Film & TV Awards) for which he wrote the script. He was technical editor of Camera magazine, editor of Photography magazine, picture editor of The Sunday Correspondent Magazine and correspondent to numerous photography magazines. He was Senior Lecturer in photographic practice at the University of Westminster for 12 years (photography, digital photography, journalism and design at undergraduate and masters level) and led the BA Photography and MA Photographic Journalism courses. He pioneered academic links to the Former Soviet Central Asia, leading a Know How Fund project for journalism in Kyrgyzstan and helped found the Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is a founding member of Wandsworth Photography Co-operative (now The Photo Coop), a founding member of the World Photographic Academy, initiated theStudent Focus of Sony World Photography Awards and former photography chair for the Royal Geographical Society’s Expedition Workshops. A UK citizen, he was born in Singapore and now lives in Auckland.

The Programme

01 September 2018 – call for photographers
21 September 2018 at 5pm – applications close
End September 2018 - successful candidates informed
01 October 2018 – mentorship commences and participants shoot images (6 weeks)
12 November 2018 – mentorship concludes
19 November 2018 – Photograph selection commences
19 November 2018 - Online voting for the People’s Choice award begins
01 December 2018 – Announce People’s Choice winner
10 December 2018 – Exhibition opens

The small print:

1. Panuku Development Auckland respects your copyright. All photographs which you create remain your copyright. In return for their support of this project, you allow Panuku Development Auckland, without charge to use images made for this project for the purpose of promoting and publicizing this project.

2. Due to Tom’s busy schedule, he has committed to six Mondays in the dates stipulated above; however, which six out of seven he can attend will be subject to his travel schedule and we will endeavor to inform participants as soon as possible. 

3. Applicants affirm and declare that all images submitted to the competition is their own work and not of anyone else’s.