IMAGE NATION for inspiration

If you’re looking for a bit of photographic inspiration, the Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association has just the event for you. 

Head along to this weekend’s IMAGE NATION and listen to inspirational lectures by renowned advertising and editorial photographers – including Michael Hall, Juliet Taylor, Charles Howells, Simon Devitt, Tim White, Diederik Van Heyningen, Jocelyn Carlin, Nick Tresidder, David Read and Caleb Smith.  

This is your chance to discover how they have achieved success in today's incredibly competitive photographic market.

You’ll also have the chance to attend presentations by three of New Zealand's top creatives - globally recognised executive creative director Mike O'Sullivan, multi-award winning magazine designer Jenny Nicholls, and renowned digital media expert Alister Coyne

IMAGE NATION gives New Zealand photographers, assistants and students the opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into the minds of some of Australasia's best professional photographers. In addition, attendees will obtain an immense amount of useful and relevant information about the advertising and editorial media industries - knowledge that can be used to achieve future success in the photographic arena.


Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27

10:00am to 6:30pm


Unitec Red Lecture Theatre, Entry Gate 3, Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland

Two Day Ticket Prices

General Admission - $225

AIPA and NZIPP Members - $162

Photographic Assistants - $135

Students - $90

AIPA Assistant Members - $81

AIPA Student Members - $54

Single Day Ticket Prices

General Admission - $120

AIPA and NZIPP Members - $90

Photographic Assistants - $70

Students - $50

AIPA Assistant Members - $45

AIPA Student Members - $30

Door sales available at venue from 9.30am.


Michael Hall has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. Throughout that time he has built a considerable reputation in Australia and internationally as both a fine art and commercial photographer. He was selected as ‘Photographer of the Year' in 2006 by the Federation of European Photographers. More recently, Michael was announced as a 2009 Hasselblad Masters finalist.

Michael invests much time and energy in personal photographic projects - projects that engage with compelling issues that ultimately affect us all. He is currently undertaking an extensive project to document the causes and effects of climate change in order to improve ecological awareness around the world.


Juliet Taylor is an award-winning commercial photographer from Sydney.

Touted early in her photographic career as a talent to watch, Juliet's work has been featured in numerous publications including Desktop Magazine, B&T, Australian Creative and internationally in the Luerzer's Archive 200 Top Advertising Photographers, among others. In 2007, she scooped the Australian Creative Hot Shop Award for Best Photographer and the following year was invited to speak at the prestigious AGIdeas 2008 International Design Week.

A unique combination of drive, originality and professionalism has seen Juliet work with international agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney & Paris, DDB New Zealand, Whybin TBWA, Badjar Ogilvy, and BWM with clients including Nissan, Fox Sports, Telstra BigPond, Ford, Fosters, and Toni & Guy to name a few.


Mike O is Irish but has lived in New Zealand since 1994. In this time he has been the Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, Colenso BBDO Auckland & Publicis Mojo Auckland. He is globally recognised with numerous awards, has sat on most global award juries and held a place on the Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board which has meant lots of flying over the years which unfortunately he loathes. In the last 10 years he has been named Australasia's Top Executive Creative Director 5 times by Campaign Brief magazine 

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