Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2021
“We all observe fleeting moments and chance encounters in our daily lives. Moment by moment most of these dissolve into the ether. Sometimes one or two will stay with us. Very rarely are these moments, the special ones, captured.”
“The Simon Devitt Prize for Photography is both a fantastic opportunity for our students and a means to showcase the talents of New Zealand’s emerging creative minds.”
2021 WinnerCongratulations to our 2021 winner: Chloe Alderton, Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design student! Chloe’s winning photograph featured above is titled 'The quarter acre dream'.
About the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography
Established in 2008, the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography is open to all students from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland. This popular photography competition is an annual event showcasing unique photographic perspectives from students with backgrounds in architecture, dance, design, fine arts, music and urban planning.
Each year, all Creative Arts and Industries students have the chance to enter and win $1,000 and a trophy.
Online Exhibition - 2021 FinalistsTheme: Take Refuge
Winner: Bachelor of Architectural Studies student John Golena, Winning image (left): It’s Just Me, Myself and I: Solo Ride Until I Die, Theme: Isolation
About Simon Devitt
With photographic work spanning forensics, sport and architecture, Simon Devitt started life in a South Auckland suburb, son of Janice and Brian and middle sibling of Aaron and Adele-Marie.
To find out what underpins his passion for photography and the grounds for his generosity, we virtually-visited Simon as he saw out his own self-isolation at his rural property just south of Auckland. Learn more about Simon.