The Photographic Society of New Zealand Inc. (PSNZ) promotes photography and image-making and aims to support photographers to reach their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. We have over 1100 members from within New Zealand as well as overseas, with 70 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.
The Society is proud of an enormously talented pool of members who 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. We host annual and regional conventions; national and international salons, competitions and exhibitions; field trips; workshops; publications and most importantly, the opportunity for members to achieve highly respected photographic 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.
The affiliated camera clubs operate throughout New Zealand and if you are interested in visiting a club in your area you will be made more than welcome.
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 Inc.