Well that was fun! We had a great turnout for the Privateering Light closing event yesterday. This was a photography exhibition that I helped organise as part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival.
Privateering Light came about from a Facebook post that showed the inspirational work of Joe and Tim from the http://www.theshutterpirates.com and their successful “Paper Pirates” photography exhibition. This is a guerilla photography exhibition encouraging participants to: Shoot. Print. Send. Steal. Lead by Warren Millar, a group of Southland Institute of Technology Diploma in Digital Photographystudents thought “we can do that too!” and Privateering Light was born.
As students studying by correspondence, we don’t get to meet other students, nor do a lot of students have an outlet to showcase their work. Privateering Light provides these opportunities and also a chance to interact with other photography enthusiasts.
The 2015 Privateering Light Exhibition was open to everyone with an interest in photography and this year we ended up with photos by 38 photographers from all around New Zealand. The exhibition was on display in the Fringe HQ during the Festival, and we got lots of positive feedback about the images. We held a closing event when all present got to steal the show and take their favourite photo off the wall and keep it. Lots of fun – I hope we can do it again.