The Photographic Society of New Zealand Inc (PSNZ) promotes photography and image-making and aims to support photographers in realising their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. We have approximately 1260 members from within New Zealand as well as overseas, with 68 affiliated camera clubs throughout New Zealand. The Society acts as a public advocate for photography, its members and affiliated camera clubs throughout New Zealand.
What We Do
The purposes of the Society are focused on the advancement of photography as a craft and art form while promoting friendship, education and development, co-operation and the exchange of information and ideas on photography among our members. We want to assist our members to realise their full potential as a photographer.
Our members are enormously talented and boast a wide array of skills and knowledge. These range from the ‘keen to learn’ novice through to the full time professional – and those in-between! There is something for everyone and no qualifications are required to join – simply a passion for photography, its technologies or applications.
There is a plethora of activities available to members and it is up to each individual to take from these, whatever you can fit into your life. There are annual conventions and regional conventions; salons, competitions and exhibitions; field trips; workshops; publications and most importantly, the opportunity for members to achieve highly respected photographic honours and distinctions.
The Society’s internationally recognised Honours Awards (LPSNZ, APSNZ, FPSNZ) are held annually in March with awards being presented to the successful photographers at the annual National Convention of that year.
PSNZ is the exclusive New Zealand affiliate to the worldwide prestigious photographic organisation, La Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) and through this members are given access to their distinctions, salons and events.
Please spend some time touring our website and if you need any more information don’t hesitate to contact me.
I invite you to join us; extend yourself and have fun with your photography.
Moira Blincoe LPSNZ
Photographic Society of New Zealand