Photography exhibition landing at Airport

_J6A5782A cutting edge photography exhibition by award-winning New Zealand photographers is set to land at Rotorua International Airport this month.

The exhibition consists of 170 pieces of work from around 100 talented New Zealand professional photographers, curated from more than 600 award-winning images from the 2013 Iris Professional Photography Awards. The photographs will be on display in the Airport domestic terminal from 4 July.

The touring exhibition represents a snapshot of last year’s gold, silver and bronze winners across 11 different categories, from travel and portrait, to landscape and photojournalism.

The touring exhibition has stopped over in a number of public spaces throughout the country, from the South Island to a number of locations around the North Island, including Tauranga and Auckland, before touching down in Rotorua.

Airport business development manager, Anna Rodgers, says the Airport is a fantastic location for such an exhibition.

“The Airport is a great place to have a photography exhibition, as there are always lots of people with time to ‘kill’ and who really enjoy exploring the Airport while they are waiting for flights or whanau and friends to come.

“It’s also a great opportunity for people that aren’t necessarily flying in or out of the Airport to make the most of our new one hour free visitor parking. We invite everyone to come along, have a coffee, enjoy the exhibition – it won’t cost you anything.”

The Iris photography awards are run by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) and this year the awards are being held in Rotorua from 31 July to 2 August.

Over the three days members of the public are invited to watch the judging taking place at the Energy Events Centre, along with the images from this year on display.

NZIPP Bay of Plenty / Waikato chair Tracy Stamatakos says the opportunity to watch the judges in action is a fantastic chance for budding or experienced photographers to learn & take their photography to the next level.

“Watching and listening to the judges comment and critique the submitted work has huge potential benefit for people wanting to learn more about photography. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the stunning imagery from this year’s awards before they too go on tour.”

For more information on the awards, visit . The Airport exhibition will run from Friday 4 July until early September.