Photographer of the year announced
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:01p.m.
By Jenny Suo
The winners of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Awards have just been announced, with Bruce Mercer taking the top prize.
Convener of judges James Frankham says the art of photography is first and foremost about telling a tale.
“It's like trying to speak without moving your mouth,” he says. “To tell a visual story requires a visual narrative so you're using images in the same way that you'd use words and you're connecting them together to make a story.”
The finalists for the awards were selected from more than 3000 entries and displayed on the walls inside the Auckland Museum. They included wildlife and landscape photographers, press photographers and even amateurs.
Mr Frankham says there's no formula to taking a good photo, and it’s not about keeping to the rules.
“It’s easy to take a good photograph, it’s very, very hard to take a great photograph,” he says.
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