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 71 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 aims 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 ideas among its members. It aims to assist all members realise their full potential as a photographer.
Our members have a wide array of skills and knowledge, ranging from the ‘keen to learn’ novice through to the full time professional. We offer something for everyone and no qualifications are required to join – simply a passion for photography, its technologies or applications.
The activities available to members include annual conventions, 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 our members are also given access to their distinctions, salons and events.
I invite you to join us; extend yourself and have fun with your photography.
Peter Robertson JP LPSNZ
Photographic Society of New Zealand