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New Zeland’s first photobook fair secures venue

New Zealand’s first photo-book fair, Photobook New Zealand, will run during Wellington’s 2016 New Zealand Festival, from March 11-16. Massey University’s College of Creative Arts has come on board as a supporter, providing the Te Ara Hihiko complex as the venue and the technical support required for the event.
The fair aims to showcase New Zealand and overseas photo books, and the venue wilt allow plenty of space for exhibitors and book creators to sell their works.
Industry members will be able to share

their inspirational stories surrounding photography and photo-book publishing, as well as information about such topics as distribution. Attendees will be able to learn about overseas practice, as well as took at New Zealand’s history of photo-book publishing.
At the time of print, Photobook New Zealand was currently signing a series of Australian and New Zealand presenters for the event, with announcements to be made soon.

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Get your funny animal pictures ready

A brand-new international competition has been Launched that aims to explore nature’s humorous side as well as its beauty. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is now open for entries, with a submission deadline of October 1.
It’s not all about capturing the technically best shot, either. Paul Joynson-Hicks, the competition’s founder, says, “We are looking for funny, creative, dynamic, and interesting wildlife photographs, as well as, of course, being technically proficient. And don’t forget the caption makes it funnier.”
The competition runs alongside the Born Free Foundation, a wildlife charity that takes action to protect threatened species and stop animal suffering worldwide. The overall winner wig receive a one-week photographic safari holiday for two in Southern Tanzania as welt as a Nikon D750 with a 24-85mm lens.