Waiheke men snapped for Auckland Festival of Photography exhibition

This image of a 'Waiheke Bloke' captures photographer and music enthusiast Graham Hooper.
Phillipa Karn

This image of a 'Waiheke Bloke' captures photographer and music enthusiast Graham Hooper.

A new exhibition of portraits of men in their own environment aims to highlight their contribution to the community.

Waiheke Blokes opens at The Red Shed in Palm Beach at 6pm on May 29.

It features photographic works by 16 photographers and is described as "a slice of the fabric and essence of our community".

The exhibition is part of this year's Auckland Festival of Photography as a follow-up to the environmental portrait exhibition of Waiheke women at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in September, organiser and photographer Linda Young says.

Young invited members of the Waiheke Photography Collective, the Red Shed Arts Collective, and senior art students from Waiheke High School to participate in the Waiheke Blokes exhibition.

They were mentored by professional photographer Phillipa Karn, who offered guidance throughout the process and oversaw production of the images.

After the opening on Friday evening, Waiheke Blokes will be on view from 10am till 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays until June 21.

The Red Shed is at 74 Palm Rd.

Participating photographers

Bob Scott, Gordon Cuthbert, Polly Nash, Leah Beaumont, Shelley Wood, Jan Robertson, Rosemary Adler, Heather Arthur, Richard van Kuyk, Anne Robinson, Carol Pearce, Graham Rook, Phillipa Karn, Linda Young, Jakob Legge and Kai Otte.

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