Until 4 November
Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land
City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi
Arwa Alneami looks inside the borders of one of the last nations to grant women the vote, Saudi Arabia. Celebrating suffrage, creativity, and resistance to tyranny, the works approach the challenging territory of women’s position in Saudi Arabian society with droll wit and superb craft. Visit for full details.

 Arwa Alneami, Never Never Land, 2014

Arwa Alneami, Never Never Land, 2014


12 September–6 October
Exhibition: Birds and Beasts
Shutter Room, Whangarei
Photographer Ian Butt exhibits wildlife images resulting from three trips to the African continent, alongside wildlife found closer to home. Go to for full details.    

Until 13 September
Exhibition: Cellblock Portraits & (Sub)Urban Landscapes
Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland
Returning to vintage film, documentary photographer Stjohn Milgrew has created a series of portraits staged in a historical padded jail cell, accompanied by panoramic urban landscapes. See for more information.  

Until 16 September
Exhibition: Where Children Sleep
Expressions Whirinaki, Upper Hutt
The desperate living conditions of children across the globe, from luxury to poverty, inform this project by international photographer James Mollison. Visit for more information.

Until 16 September
Exhibition: Sharing the Light
Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton
Members of the Wairarapa Camera Club put their best photos forward for the organization’s biennial public exhibition. For full details, visit

19 September–28 October
Exhibition: 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic
Puke Ariki, Taranaki
Explore some of the most striking images ever published in the renowned National Geographic publication via this travelling exhibition. More information at

Until 21 September
Exhibition: 200 Women
Aotea Centre, Auckland
See the New Zealand portraits that were included in the global 200 Women project, conceived to change the way viewers see the world. See for details.

22 September
Event: NZIPP Spring Boot Camp
The Studio, Christchurch
An intensive day of photography education, covering editorial, commercial, and outdoor shooting as well as portraits and studio lighting. Head to for tickets.  

24 September
Event: Otago/Southland Photoshop Skillshare
Garston, Christchurch
The NZIPP’s southern contingent gather in an informal afternoon of post-production knowledge sharing. Go to for full details.  

26 September–27 October
Exhibition: Cyanide
Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland
Photographer Charlotte Marjoribanks explores Karangahake Gorge’s decaying Victoria Battery gold processing site in a surreal new project. For full details go to  

28–30 September
Event: PSNZ Central Regional Convention
Wanganui Collegiate School, Whanganui
Photography clubs from the central regions gather for a three-day event of workshops, field trips, exhibitions, and socializing in an event with the theme ‘High Fives and Hats off to Photography’. Full details can be found at

 Marco Urso, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Marco Urso, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Until 30 September
Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
See the latest results of the British Natural History Museum’s annual search of the world’s best wildlife photographer. Head to for further info. 

1 October
Competition: Jack Sprosen Memorial Trophy
Entries for the PSNZ’s annual audio–visual competition opens, challenging photographers to think beyond the static image. Visit for entry conditions.  

15 October
Competition: New Zealand International Salon
This is the final day to sort your entries for the chance to have your images recognized on an international level. See a list of categories and conditions at 

27 October
Event: Photomarathon
Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre, Auckland
Register for this year’s Photomarathon and challenge yourself to create the 10 best images of 10 different subjects over a 10-hour period. Go to to register your interest.  

Until 28 October
Exhibition: Tom Scott Cartoon ReWorks: The Earth Edition
Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton
Photographer Mardo El-Noor pays homage to one of the country’s great cartoonists by recreating some of Tom Scott’s satirical masterpieces in photo form. Head to for details.