Auckland Portrait Photographer

2017 NZIPP Iris Awards

Auckland Portrait Photographer

One Eyeland Photography Awards Portrait Photography Auckland

One Eyeland Photography Awards

One Eyeland Photography Awards Portrait Photography Auckland

Portrait Photography Studio North Shore

Black and White Spider Awards Winner

Portrait Photography Studio North Shore

NZIPP Auckland Photographer of the Year

2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year

NZIPP Auckland Photographer of the Year

Award Winning Photography

Winner of Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award

The Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards are organised by Travcom (New Zealand Travel Communicators) to celebrate excellence in travel writing and photography.

The photography awards were judged by a panel of three; Rob Lile, director of One Shot image library, Jenny Nicholls, Art Director for North & South magazine and Tessa Chrisp, past winner of the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award. The Travel Photographer of the Year is judged on the entire portfolio of published work.

Rob Lile said: “This year a clear and unanimous favourite appeared amongst the many images put forward for the scrutiny of a tough judging panel. While there were many images that caught our eye and invited second and third viewings, one series stood out, indicating the work of a master visual storyteller. Ilan’s images transported us to centuries-old locations to examine modern lives intertwined with layers of time. They displayed patience and sensitivity as a storyteller becomes immersed in the worlds of people going about their ordinary daily lives, as unobtrusively as possible. His presence is accepted; images are not overtly posed nor awkward and each subject is entirely comfortable with the interaction. The creative journey continued through careful post production, printing and mounting, all reflecting the skills of a professional determined to present his vision as perfectly as possible. This was a powerful series that will live in our minds for a long time.”

Award winning photography

 A merchant is surrounded with souvenirs waiting for tourists to visit his shop. Notice that ‘Palestine’ is replacing ‘Israel’ on the map behind him. The old city of Jerusalem, Israel.
Travcom Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards Best Travel Image with People runner up Ilan Wittenberg 104B

A hunched nun is walking briskly across the busy platform in front of the dome of the Rock Mosque. The old city of Jerusalem, Israel.

Award Winning Photography

 

Man praying outside the Dome of the Rock the old city of Jerusalem, Israel. This is one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture.

 

 

Teenager transporting gas bottles down the main alley at the old city of Jerusalem.  He steps on the tyre dragging along the ground in order to slow down the trolley when descending downhill.

Silver Award - Documentary category - NZIPP 2015 Iris Awards

 

A man preparing Turkish coffee for his customers at the back of his Shishas smoking shop.  The old city of Jerusalem, Israel.

Auckland Portrait Photography

 

A man brushing the brass souvenirs to shine the merchandise.  The old city of Jerusalem, Israel.

Award Winning Photography

A merchant is smoking his Shisha, while his apprentice is cleaning the fish at Acre Street Market, Israel.

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Gold at North Shore National Salon of Photography

Honoured to win two Gold Awards with a couple of my favourite portraits at the prestigious North Shore National Salon of Photography!

Established in 1995 by the North Shore Photographic Society, the Salon aims to promote the art of photography in New Zealand through an inspiring annual event.

This year’s Salon attracted 2,104 entries from 600 entrants including members from 33 photographic clubs and societies from across the nation. The Salon convenes independent panels of six selectors to judge entries in various categories such as Open, Impressionist, Scapes People, Abstract, Action and Street Photography.

All awarded prints and digital images were displayed at Mairangi Arts Centre. I’m delighted to take part in this beautiful exhibition with dozens of stunning photos!

North Shore Times August 21

Portrait Photographer Auckland

2016 Iris Awards

NZIPP 2016 Iris Awards

The Iris Awards is New Zealand’s only professional photography competition. The aim of these print awards is to recognise and honour the best in contemporary photography from New Zealand and overseas. The awards showcase cutting-edge imagery and top, creative photographic talent. They celebrate the excellence, providing a platform for recognition within the industry and the wider public. The event also raises the profile of photography throughout New Zealand, providing an annual showcase of cutting-edge imagery and creative photographic talent. It provides an excellent opportunity for photographers to gain widespread exposure for the fruits of their creative talent.

The Iris Awards are open to all photographers in New Zealand and to members of approved overseas professional photography organisations by entering up to 10 prints across a range of categories. All prints are judged in an open forum over a three-day period, the best of which are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards. The judging sessions are open to the public in order to educate, inspire and inform.

This year I first won a Gold Award, a Silver Award and two Bronze Awards at the Travel Category. I was then awarded Gold with Distinction, a Gold Award plus two Silver Awards in the Portrait Classic category and finished with two Bronze Awards in the Portrait Creative category. These awards placed me as a Finalist in both the Portrait Classic and the Travel categories!

The competition which was held in Wellington this year ended with a Gala dinner where I became a Fellow of the NZIPP and went on to win the prestigious award for the Highest Scoring Print (out of 1,139 entries) for the Bare Truth set showing below.

Gold with Distinction & Highest Scoring Print Award – Portrait Classic category

2016 Iris Awrads

Gold Award – Portrait Classic category

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Silver Award – Portrait Classic category

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Silver Award – Portrait Classic category

Portrait Photographer Auckland

Gold Award – Travel category

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Silver Award – Travel category

2016 Iris Awrads

Bronze Award – Travel category

2016 Iris Awrads

Bronze Award – Travel category

2016 Iris Awrads

Bronze Award – Portrait Creative category

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North Shore Photogrpher

Gold at 2016 North Shore National Salon of Photography

North Shore Salon

Honoured to win two Gold Awards with a couple of my favourite portraits at the prestigious North Shore National Salon of Photography!

Established in 1995 by the North Shore Photographic Society, the Salon aims to promote the art of photography in New Zealand through an inspiring annual event.

This year’s Salon attracted 2,104 entries from 600 entrants including members from 33 photographic clubs and societies from across the nation. The Salon convenes independent panels of six selectors to judge entries in various categories such as Open, Impressionist, Scapes People, Abstract, Action and Street Photography.

All awarded prints and digital images were displayed at Mairangi Arts Centre. I’m delighted to take part in this beautiful exhibition with dozens of stunning photos!

North Shore Times August 21

Monochrome Awards Portrait Honorable Mention

Monochrome Awards

Monochrome Awards Portrait Honorable Mention

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ILAN WITTENBERG OF NEW ZEALAND WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION
IN THE MONOCHROME AWARDS 2015 COMPETITION

MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS
OF MONO AWARDS 2015 COMPETITION

London, UK (30 January 2016) – Photographer Ilan Wittenberg of New Zealand was Awarded Honorable Mention in People for the winning entry Attitude at prestigious Monochrome Awards honouring Black & White Photography

The 2015 Monochrome Awards received 7212 submissions from 79 countries around the world.

Winning images were selected by panel of international judges, including: Allison Barnes, Katarina Balgavy, Claire A. Warden, Anna Filipova, Rebecca Cairns, Ted Preuss, David Fokos, Roman Loranc, David Johndrow, Stefano Brunesci, Tomasz Lazar, Dominique Bollinger, Andre Brito, Giacomo Brunelli and Martin Stavars.

About Winner:
After gaining a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Information Technology, an artist realises his passion lies elsewhere and moves into the creative realm of photography. Now an award-winning photographer whose enthusiasm stemmed from reading Time Life books and National Geographic magazine as a child, Wittenberg spends most of his time creating portraits and fine art. In 2014 Wittenberg has been given the wonderful opportunity to present three themes of photography on Auckland’s scenic waterfront. Titled Black, White and Colour, it was his first opportunity to share his creations with the public in a solo exhibition. The exhibition featured portraiture, landscape and fine art. He says it has been an invigorating experience to delve into, exploring his competence in creating abstract pieces. Wittenberg aimed to break through the clutter of the thousands of images we see daily by telling a story through his work, emphasizing the potential photography has to touch peoples’ lives. During January 2015, Wittenberg had the opportunity to pursue his true passion: documenting people in the Old City of Jerusalem. His exciting journey took him across twisted and narrow streets where merchants are proud to market their goods. Ilan’s unique eye and his ability to create quick rapport enabled him to produce a beautiful portfolio of monochrome photographs, capturing their character and atmosphere using ambient light only. Their proud portraits reflect the rich culture and turbulent history of Jerusalem. Ilan became a Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand [FPSNZ] after submitting 18 prints out of this collection. Ilan went on to become a Finalist of both the Documentary category and the Portrait Classic category in the 2015 Iris Awards by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography [NZIPP]. Wittenberg then won the prestigious honour: NZIPP 2015 Auckland Photographer of the Year.

• 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 featuring 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’

About Mono Awards:
Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover most amazing photographers from around the world.

Contact:
Mr Ilan Wittenberg
Email: ilan@ilanwittenberg.com
Website: https://wowphotography.co.nz/

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