New Zealand Geographic and NHNZ (formerly Natural History New Zealand) have formalised a partnership with the launch of a new digital platform and online streaming service. The new site, nzgeo.co.nz, contains thousands of stories and 10,000 images from the 25-year archive of New Zealand Geographc magazine alongside 160 hours of natural history and documentary programming from NHNZ. We chat to New Zealand Geographic editor and publisher James Frankham about the strategy behind this move.
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There are plenty of harrowing numbers facing the magazine industry at the moment. But, as the proponents say, magazines are more than just paper. And New Zealand Geographic’s Photographer of the Year is a case in point. PLUS: a gallery of the winners.
Almost 300 people from the magazine and media industry ventured to the Auckland War Memorial Museum last night to celebrate the best writers, designers, photographers, editors, sales folk and titles in New Zealand. And it was one of the country’s most popular mags, Bauer Media’s Woman’s Day, that left with the biggest haul.
While others are looking apprehensively towards the world of print publishing, the company behind New Zealand Geographic magazine is taking the opportunity to expand its stable. From 5 August, Kohwai Media will publish a bi-monthly photography magazine called Pro Photographer, publisher James Frankham says it’s catered towards those in the photography business.
In 2009, bcg2’s James Blackwood came second in the New Zealand Geographic photographer of the year competition. In 2012, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Chris Leskovsek received a highly commended in the landscape category for ‘Te Paki Dunes, Northland’. So who from the image-loving creative realm will it be this year?
The winners of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition were named in an awards ceremony at the Auckland Museum last week and Bruce Mercer, a Cambridge-based photographer, took out the coveted photographer of the year award, as well as the photo story category, for images taken after the MV Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty on 5 October last year.