Capturing a changing nation

Competition explores a changing nation

Last updated 14:17 26/05/2014

Relevant offers

Capital Life

My Secret Wellington: Michel Tuffery Wellington's Lord of the Rings premiere a blockbuster in 2003 Macalister Park covered in paint as part of a new public artwork Street history: Glenmore St, Wellington Comedy star David Koechner makes Wellington his playground David Bowie makes Porirua marae visit Kiwis can't get enough of Hawke's Bay Bordeaux Karen Walker launches new perfume line Petone Trading Post proves a hit Hopstock festival sees breweries showcasing fresh NZ hops

A day in the life of our country has been captured by photographers, each reflecting how New Zealand is changing.

Entrants for the Royal Society photo competition were asked to take a picture on April 13, acting as a ''visual census''.

The photos needed to showcase the main trends of last year's census: our ageing population, growing diversity and ongoing migration.

Youth division winner Andrew Wilson was surprised to hear his photo of travellers at Christchurch Airport took both the migration section and overall youth prize.

The Kaiapoi High School student took a variety of images over half an hour from a nearby parking building, later combining them with editing software.

''I wanted to show a bit of movement in a still image, and make it look busier than it was - there weren't actually that many people there,'' Andrew said.

''The security guard was giving me funny looks when I was standing there with the camera for ages.''

The competition was held as part of the Royal Society's Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti review, which looks at long-term changes in New Zealand's demographics highlighted in the 2013 census, and what they mean for the country.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will you go to CubaDupa, the Cuba St carnival?

Yes, it looks like it'll be amazing!

I'll see what the weather does

No, it's basically just another community fair

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content