Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Commission: Yvonne Shaw

The Auckland Festival of Photography is New Zealand’s largest photography festival, and each year one of three shortlisted photographers is commissioned to produce a new body of work for the festival. This year, Yvonne Shaw was awarded the honour.

We talk to Yvonne in D-Photo issue 90 about her recent body of work, The Residual, which explores how photography can capture the tiny unconscious gestures that betray one’s inner life. We also find out about her new work created especially for the Auckland Festival of Photography, where she explores the psychological fissure that can arise between individuals in close proximity.

The Annual Commission exhibition will be held at Silo 6 in Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, and its opening coincides with the opening of the festival itself on Thursday, 30 May at 6pm. The exhibition will be open from 10.30am until 4.30pm daily.

Click through for details of the exhibition.

Yvonne Shaw, The Residual No. 5

Yvonne Shaw, The Residual No. 5


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See the feature in D-Photo issue 90