3-26 may 2019

Photival is the not-for-profit, Wellington documentary photography festival focusing on social, economic and environmental issues.  Our aim is to show people thought provoking and inspiring photographic work and then give them the tools they need to engage with positive change. Visit the Previous page to check out what we did in 2017 and 2018, the About page will give you more information or you can get in touch on the Contact Us.

2019 theme - influence

In the age of the humanist self, what are we, our communities and the earth influenced by? People, organisations or events with influence can have positive or negative effects on our inner and outer worlds, so we’re aiming to shine a light on some of these stories. From how climate change affects communities on the edge, how increasing urbanisation changes its residents, to how conflict influences a child's behaviour, we'll share some of the best documentary photography in New Zealand. We’ve collaborated with some great galleries, museums, universities and other institutions from across the city and we’ll have 4 weeks of inspiring events to accompany the varied exhibition programme.

announced programme

New Zealand Portrait Gallery : Edith & George : In Our Sea of Islands

Photospace : Mary Macpherson : The Long View

FLUX : Save the Children : 100 Years of History

Suite Gallery : Geoffrey Batchen : Live From the Moon

More to come…

Photival 2019 is generously supported by Wellington City Council.


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