Awards, Exhibitions & Publications

2016

  • NZIPP Pro Report – October 2016: Auckland Photographer of the Year – Bare Truth Set
  • 2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year – The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
  • Milestones: Fish photo lands award – North Shore Times, September 13, 2016 edition
  • D-Photo magazine article: Within the Walls of The Old City of Jerusalem
  • Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year: TRAVCOM Travel Media Awards 2016
  • Excellence in photography celebrated at Iris Awards: Highest Scoring Print – Issue 214 of The Photographer’s Mail magazine
  • North Shore Times article: Gold Awards at the North Shore National Salon of Photography
  • f11 magazine August 2016 edition: NZIPP Iris Award Highest Scoring Pint
  • NZIPP Iris Awards: Highest Scoring Print for the Bare Truth Set
  • NZIPP Iris Awards Finalist of both the Portrait Classic category and the Travel category.
  • NZIPP Iris Awards one Gold with Distinction, two Gold Awards, three Silver Awards and four Bronze Awards
  • Interview in Chinese language at World TV about the Bare Truth
  • Gold medal for the image ‘Wings‘ at the North Shore Salon of Photography Street category
  • Silver medal for ‘Houses’ at the North Shore Salon of Photography Scapes category
  • Gold medal for the print ‘Dark‘ at the North Shore Salon of Photography People category
  • Extended interview on TV3 Newshub on Bare Truth
  • 40 prints from the Bare Truth portfolio are on exhibition at North Art gallery as part of Auckland Festival of Photography Signature Programme
  • Participating in NZIPP annual touring show of award winning prints
  • Bare Truth is featured on Mediaworks TV3 Newshub
  • Bare Truth exhibition is featured in photoforum
  • Bare Truth exhibition is promoted in NZ Herald’s Viva online culture guide for June
  • Bare Truth is featured in The Wireless Magazine
  • Silver medal for the image ‘From the Seed of Warriors’ by the Photographic Society of New Zealand National Exhibition Open Print
  • Full page article in Sunday Star Times May 22, 2016 Art section about the Bare Truth project
  • Article in the North Shore Times, May 17, 2016: ‘Exposing men’s hidden side in Bare Truth
  • In The Old City article by Leonard Bell published in Art New Zealand Magazine Number 158 /Winter 2016
  • Exhibiting 40 prints from the Bare Truth collection in hEAD oN Photo Festival, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
  • Bare Truth clip showing on TV3 Story as a teaser to the Northart exhibition
  • Featured in J-Wire Magazine article regarding the Bare Truth exhibition at Head On photo festival in Sydney
  • Exhibiting the Bare Truth collection as part of the Signature Programme of the 2016 Auckland Festival of Photography
  • Featured in issue 53, April 2016 of the prestigious f11 Magazine with 38 pages covering Faces of Jerusalem portfolio
  • Gold FIAP medal for the image ‘Pukana’ at the First Exhibition of Photography “Portrait 2016 – Vienna” Austria
  • Gold SALON medal for the image ‘Jesus’ at the First Exhibition of Photography “Portrait 2016 – Konya” Turkey
  • Article in Design Assembly: Faces of Jerusalem – An Interfaith Journey
  • Faces of Jerusalem – An Interfaith Journey exhibition is displayed at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Feb 20-May 1
  • Featured in an article on Good magazine: Faces of Jerusalem
  • Radio interview with 95bFM regarding Faces of Jerusalem exhibition
  • Interview in Radio NZ Standing Room Only regarding Faces of Jerusalem exhibition and the Bare Truth project
  • Featured in an article on J-Wire:  Pictures from Jerusalem
  • Featured in an article on STUFF.co.nz: Ilan Wittenberg’s Jerusalem photos transport viewer to old world
  • Appointed as Accredited Judge by the Photographic Society on New Zealand [PSNZ]
  • Honourable Mention in Monochrome Awards International Black and White Photography Contest for the image ‘From the Seed of Warriors’ in the Portrait category.
  • Honourable Mention in Monochrome Awards International Black and White Photography Contest for the image ‘Attitude’ in the People category.

2015

  • 2015 Auckland Photographer of the Year – The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
  • 1st place award in the Documentary Book category of 2015 Moscow International Photo Awards for Faces of Jerusalem
  • Online gallery in D-Photo website describing the Bare Truth project
  • PSA Gold medal for the image ‘Skinny’ at Novi Sad First Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPW Summer Circuit 2015”
  • FIAP Gold medal for the image ‘Attitude’ at Podgorica 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPW Summer Circuit 2015”
  • DPA Gold medal for the image ‘Blue Eyes’ at the second International Salon of Photography “Croatia DFA Exhibition 2015”
  • NZIPP Iris Awards: two Bronze awards, seven Silver awards and one Silver with Distinction award.
  • NZIPP Iris Awards Finalist of both the Portrait Classic category and the Documentary category.
  • Salon Silver Medal for the image ‘Blue Eyes’ in the 2nd Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPA International Circuit”, Serbia in the Child category.
  • Gold ICS medal for the image ‘My Store’ in the 2nd exhibition of photography ”BON VOYAGE 2015  – ZAJECAR”  – Serbia in  which received 1597 images by 403 authors from 57 countries.
  • Salon Silver Medal for the image ‘The Scholar’ in the 2nd Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPA International Circuit”, Serbia in the Photojournalism category
  • Gold FSS medal for the image ‘The Boulders’ in the 2nd exhibition of photography ”BON VOYAGE 2015  – ZAJECAR”  – Serbia which received 1434 images by 365 authors from 58 countries.
  • Exhibited as part of the North Shore National Salon of Photography 2015 – Mairangi Bay Art Centre, Auckland.
  • Gold PSA medal for the image ‘Attitude’ on the 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography by Photo club Kula in the category ‘Open Monochrome’
  • Silver Salon medal for the image ‘The Nun’ in Tour Circuit 2015 by Novi Sad under the category ‘Women’.
  • Silver medal for the image ‘Coffee with a Smile’ from North Shore National Salon of Photography 2015 under the set subject ‘People’.
  • Exhibited together with Contemporary Photography Foundation as part of Auckland Festival of Photography: Kinder House, Parnell, Auckland.
  • PSA Gold Medal for the image ‘The Boulders’ in the Landscape Category of 1st International Salon of Photography Romanija Photos
  • Exhibited in Auckland Festival of Photography as part of NZIPP 2014 Iris Award: a touring exhibition showcasing the highest scoring photographs and celebrating the excellence of NZ’s professional photographers.
  • SALON Silver medal for ‘The Scholar’ in the Croatia First Circular Exhibition of Photography: “DIGITALNA FOTO ARHIVA CIRCUIT 2015”
  • SALON Gold medal for ‘Dome of the Rock’ in Serbia’s 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography: “Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit 2015”
  • PSA Gold Medal for the image ‘On Patrol’ in Serbia’s 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography: “Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit 2015”
  • PCA Gold medal for the image ‘The Fish Merchant’ in ”BALKAN DREAM” Photo Exhibition, Serbia which had 1,197 entries.
  • PSA Gold Medal for ‘Twins in Boots’ in the Nude section of the Open-air Photo Award international photographic competition which received 922 images by 122 authors from 39 countries.
  • FIAP Ribbon for ‘The Fish Merchant’ in the Mankind section of the Open-air Photo Award international photographic competition.
  • IAAP Gold medal for ‘The Scholar’ in the Addiction section of the Open-air Photo Award international photographic competition.
  • Gold Salon medal for ‘The Magazine Shop’ in the 1st MALINIK Digital Circuit 2015 Belgradchik which received 1,947 images by 494 authors from 59 countries.
  • Published in the 2015 New Zealand Camera. This is a top quality, 160 page, case bound coffee-table book that showcases the work of members of the Photographic Society of New Zealand.
  • Gold PSA medal for ‘Watching Through Time’. Belgrade Photo International Salon had 4,588 photos by 321 authors from 62 countries in the City category.
  • Gold SALON medal for ‘The Fish Merchant’ in the 5th Exhibition of Photography “Portrait 2015” Serbia and Bulgaria with 1,820 photos by 460 authors from 62 countries in the Monochrome category.
  • Submitted 18 monochrome prints to win a Fellowship from Photographic Society of New Zealand [PSNZ]

2014

  • f11 Magazine – September 2014 edition – NZIPP Iris Awards
  • Published a book: ‘Black, White and Colour’ – Exhibition Catalogue
  • Held a solo exhibition ‘Black, White and Colour’: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Waterfront.
  • Gold UPI medal for ‘The Boulders’ in Danube Photo Club Digital Circuit with 1,290 photos in the Nature category by 325 authors from 52 countries.
  • Champion Image  for the triptych ‘Silo 6′ at the Nelson National Triptych Salon.
  • Gold FIAP medal: the Photo Association of Serbia had 1,344 images submitted for the Nature category by 340 photographer from 56 countries.
  • Exhibited in Auckland Festival of Photography as part of NZIPP 2013 Iris Award
  • NZIPP Iris Awards: six Silver and four Bronze awards. Finalist of the Creative category.
  • Awarded the distinction Associate of the Photographic Society of New Zealand after submitting a portfolio of 12 portraits to the PSNZ Honours Board. I am now able to use the letters APSNZ after my name
  • The Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy with a Gold medal for the Best Photojournalism Print for my image ‘The Scholar’
  • Awarded a PSNZ Bronze medal for the image titled ‘Zebra Looking Down’ – Digital Monochrome category
  • New Zealand Herald [April 11, 2014 paper edition]: featured inside a double spread together with three other Auckland photographers
  • Gold PSA medal for ‘The Scholar’. The image came first out of 2,128 photos, submitted by 534 authors from 61 countries in the Monochrome category of the competition: “Ecological Truth 2014”.
  • North Shore National Salon of Photography:  one Highly Commended & seven Acceptance awards
  • Tauranga Audio-Visual Salon – Acceptance award for the AV ‘Lest We Forget’
  • Silver Medal at the International Association of Art Photographers [IAAP] from the International Salon in Serbia

2013

  • North Shore National Salon of Photography: Two Bronze medals, one Highly Commended & nine Acceptance
  • Natex: Four Selected Awards
  • Exhibited in Auckland Festival of Photography as part of NZIPP 2012 Iris Award
  • NZIPP Iris Awards: One Silver Distinction, six Silver and one Bronze award.
  • Awarded the distinction Master of The NZIPP
  • NZIPP: Finalist Portrait Classic Category
  • NZIPP: Finalist Portrait Creative Category
  • AIPP APPA: Two Silver and one Silver Distinction
  • D-Photo magazine: featured in a three double spread article inside this prestigious magazine!
  • f11 magazine – September 2013 edition – NZIPP Iris Awards

2012

  • North Shore National Salon of Photography: One Bronze and one Silver medal
  • NZIPP Iris Awards: five Bronze awards.
  • NZIPP: Qualified as a Portrait Photographer.

2016

2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year – The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography

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Bare Truth Set – Gold with Distinction NZIPP Iris Awards

This print also won the Highest Scoring Print Award out of 1,139 entries

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Gold Award – NZIPP Iris Awards – Portrait Classic

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Bronze Award – NZIPP Iris Awards – Portrait Creative

North Shore Photographer

SilverAward – NZIPP Iris Awards – Portrait Classic

North Shore Photographer

Silver Award – NZIPP Iris Awards – Portrait Classic

North Shore Photographer

Gold Awards at North Shore National Salon of Photography

North Shore Photogrpher

North Shore Photographer

Silver Award – North Shore National Salon – Scapes category

North Shore Photographer

Gold Award – North Shore Salon – Street Photography

North Shore Photographer

Gold FIAP medal for the image ‘Pukana’ at the First Exhibition of Photography “Portrait 2016 – Vienna” Austria

Portrait Photographer

Gold SALON medal for the image ‘Jesus’ at the First Exhibition of Photography “Portrait 2016 – Konya” Turkey

Portrait Photographer Auckland

Honourable Mention in Monochrome Awards International Black and White Photography Contest for the image ‘From the Seed of Warriors’ in the Portrait category.

Monochrome Photography Awards Honorable Mention 2015

Monochrome Photography Awards Honorable Mention 2015

Honourable Mention in Monochrome Awards International Black and White Photography Contest for the image ‘Attitude’ in the People category.

Award Winning Photographer Auckland

2015

2015 Auckland Photographer of the Year – The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography

Auckland Photographer of the Year 2015

1st place award in the Documentary Book category of 2015 Moscow International Photo Awards for Faces of Jerusalem

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Online gallery in D-Photo website describing the Bare Truth project
PSA Gold medal for the image ‘Skinny’ at Novi Sad First Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPW Summer Circuit 2015”

Award Winning Photographer Auckland

FIAP Gold medal for the image ‘Attitude’ at Podgorica 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPW Summer Circuit 2015”

Award Winning Photographer Auckland
DPA Gold medal for the image ‘Blue Eyes’ at the second International Salon of Photography “Croatia DFA Exhibition 2015”

Portrait Photography Auckland
NZIPP Iris Awards: two Bronze awards, seven Silver awards and one Silver with Distinction award.
NZIPP Iris Awards Finalist of both the Portrait Classic category and the Documentary category.
Salon Silver Medal for the image ‘Blue Eyes’ in the 2nd Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPA International Circuit”, Serbia in the Child category.

Gold ICS medal for the image ‘My Store’ in the 2nd exhibition of photography ”BON VOYAGE 2015  – ZAJECAR”  – Serbia in  which received 1597 images by 403 authors from 57 countries.

Award winning Photographer Auckland

Salon Silver Medal for the image ‘The Scholar’ in the 2nd Circular Exhibition of Photography “DPA International Circuit”, Serbia in the Photojournalism category

Portrait Photographer Auckland

Gold FSS medal for the image ‘The Boulders’ in the 2nd exhibition of photography ”BON VOYAGE 2015  – ZAJECAR”  – Serbia which received 1434 images by 365 authors from 58 countries.

Landscape Photography

Exhibited as part of the North Shore National Salon of Photography 2015 – Mairangi Bay Art Centre, Auckland.
Gold PSA medal for the image ‘Attitude’ on the 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography by Photo club Kula in the category ‘Open Monochrome’
Silver Salon medal for the image ‘The Nun’ in Tour Circuit 2015 by Novi Sad under the category ‘Women’.

Award winning Photography Auckland

Silver medal for the image ‘Coffee with a Smile’ from North Shore National Salon of Photography 2015 under the set subject ‘People’.

Documentary

Exhibited together with Contemporary Photography Foundation as part of Auckland Festival of Photography: Kinder House, Parnell, Auckland.
PSA Gold Medal for the image ‘The Boulders’ in the Landscape Category of 1st International Salon of Photography Romanija Photos
Exhibited in Auckland Festival of Photography as part of NZIPP 2014 Iris Award: a touring exhibition showcasing the highest scoring photographs and celebrating the excellence of NZ’s professional photographers.
SALON Silver medal for ‘The Scholar’ in the Croatia First Circular Exhibition of Photography: “DIGITALNA FOTO ARHIVA CIRCUIT 2015”
SALON Gold medal for ‘Dome of the Rock’ in Serbia’s 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography: “Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit 2015”

Award winning Photography Auckland

PSA Gold Medal for the image ‘On Patrol’ in Serbia’s 1st Circular Exhibition of Photography: “Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit 2015”

Award Winning Photography Auckland

PCA Gold medal for the image ‘The Fish Merchant’ in ”BALKAN DREAM” Photo Exhibition, Serbia which had 1,197 entries.

Award winning Photographer Auckland

PSA Gold Medal for ‘Twins in Boots’ in the Nude section of the Open-air Photo Award international photographic competition which received 922 images by 122 authors from 39 countries.
FIAP Ribbon for ‘The Fish Merchant’ in the Mankind section of the Open-air Photo Award international photographic competition.
IAAP Gold medal for ‘The Scholar’ in the Addiction section of the Open-air Photo Award international photographic competition.
Gold Salon medal for ‘The Magazine Shop’ in the 1st MALINIK Digital Circuit 2015 Belgradchik which received 1,947 images by 494 authors from 59 countries.
Published in the 2015 New Zealand Camera. This is a top quality, 160 page, case bound coffee-table book that showcases the work of members of the Photographic Society of New Zealand.
Gold PSA medal for ‘Watching Through Time’. Belgrade Photo International Salon had 4,588 photos by 321 authors from 62 countries in the City category.
Gold SALON medal for ‘The Fish Merchant’ in the 5th Exhibition of Photography “Portrait 2015” Serbia and Bulgaria with 1,820 photos by 460 authors from 62 countries in the Monochrome category.
Submitted 18 monochrome prints to win a Fellowship from Photographic Society of New Zealand [PSNZ]

2014

Published a book: ‘Black, White and Colour’ – Exhibition Catalogue
Held a solo exhibition ‘Black, White and Colour’: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Waterfront.
Gold UPI medal for ‘The Boulders’ in Danube Photo Club Digital Circuit with 1,290 photos in the Nature category by 325 authors from 52 countries.
Champion Image  for the triptych ‘Silo 6′ at the Nelson National Triptych Salon.
Gold FIAP medal: the Photo Association of Serbia had 1,344 images submitted for the Nature category by 340 photographer from 56 countries.
Exhibited in Auckland Festival of Photography as part of NZIPP 2013 Iris Award
NZIPP Iris Awards: six Silver and four Bronze awards. Finalist of the Creative category.
Awarded the distinction Associate of the Photographic Society of New Zealand after submitting a portfolio of 12 portraits to the PSNZ Honours Board. I am now able to use the letters APSNZ after my name
The Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy with a Gold medal for the Best Photojournalism Print for my image ‘The Scholar’
Awarded a PSNZ Bronze medal for the image titled ‘Zebra Looking Down’ – Digital Monochrome category
New Zealand Herald [April 11, 2014 paper edition]: featured inside a double spread together with three other Auckland photographers
Gold PSA medal for ‘The Scholar’. The image came first out of 2,128 photos, submitted by 534 authors from 61 countries in the Monochrome category of the competition: “Ecological Truth 2014”.
North Shore National Salon of Photography:  one Highly Commended & seven Acceptance awards
Tauranga Audio-Visual Salon – Acceptance award for the AV ‘Lest We Forget’
Silver Medal at the International Association of Art Photographers [IAAP] from the International Salon in Serbia

2013

North Shore National Salon of Photography: Two Bronze medals, one Highly Commended & nine Acceptance
Natex: Four Selected Awards
Exhibited in Auckland Festival of Photography as part of NZIPP 2012 Iris Award
NZIPP Iris Awards: One Silver Distinction, six Silver and one Bronze award.
Awarded the distinction Master of The NZIPP
NZIPP: Finalist Portrait Classic Category
NZIPP: Finalist Portrait Creative Category
AIPP APPA: Two Silver and one Silver Distinction
D-Photo magazine: featured in a three double spread article inside this prestigious magazine!
f11 magazine – September 2013 edition

2012

North Shore National Salon of Photography: One Bronze and one Silver medal
NZIPP Iris Awards: five Bronze awards.
NZIPP: Qualified as a Portrait Photographer.