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Geoffrey H. Short is an artist and photographer living in Auckland, New Zealand. After studying at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in the 1980’s, he worked as a documentary photographer at the Waikato Museum in Hamilton. He then worked at Real Pictures, laboratory and gallery for the camera arts in Auckland, initially as a lab technician, then as gallery manager. From 1990 he freelanced as a commercial photographer, specializing in stills photography for film and television. In 2008 he returned to Elam to complete his degree, graduating in 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) with first class honours. Work from his graduating presentation is included in reGeneration2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, a world-wide survey exhibition of student and recent graduate photography curated by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, and touring internationally. He was nominated for the Lacoste Elysée Prize 2010 and was a finalist in PhotoLucida Critical Mass 2011. His work is  featured in the book Pictures They Want to Make – Recent Auckland Photography published by PhotoForum Inc., New Zealand, May, 2013.

Represented by L.A. Noble Gallery, London and Galerie Florence Moll, Paris.

Recent and up-coming exhibitions:

Blue Sky – The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 18 October 2014 – 11 January, 2015

History in the Taking – 40 Years of PhotoForum
Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, 06 – 28 June, 2014

Towards Another Theory – Photographs by Geoffrey H. Short
CF Gallery, Melbourne, 01 May – 31 May, 2014

Work in Progress – Small Suns & Double Happiness
Paper/Cupboard Gallery, Auckland, 28 January – 15 February, 2014

Geográfica
Fototropia, Guatemala City, Guatemala. 31 May – 31 June, 2013

Recent Auckland Photography
NorthArt Gallery,  Auckland, New Zealand. 20 May – 12 June, 2013

Still Action!
1708 Gallery, Richmond VA, USA. 19 April – 25 May, 2013

Towards Another Theory – Photographs by Geoffrey H. Short
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland OR, USA. 04 – 28 October, 2012

Contemporary New Zealand Photography
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 13 June – 7 July, 2012

Big BangPhotographie & Crèation 3D
Florence Moll Gallery,  Paris, France. 30 May – 11 June, 2012

Contents: Love, Happiness, Anxiety & Everything Else
– Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco CA, USA. 10 May – 15 June, 2012
Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR, USA. 6 April – 29 April, 2012
The Photo Center Northwest, Seattle WA, USA. 18 February – 23 March, 2012

Fotojatka
Festival of Creative Photography
Brno Art Cinema, Brno, Czech Republic. 16 – 18 March, 2012
Kino Aero, Praha, Czech Republic. 30 March, 2012
České Budějovice, Czech Republic. 12 – 14 April, 2012

PhotographyFlorence Moll Gallery
Chic Art Fair, Paris, France. 21 –  24 October, 2011

Moment & Eternity – A New Zealand View
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China. 19 – 25 September, 2011

Towards Another (Big Bang) Theory – Photographs by Geoffrey H. Short
{Suite} Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 28 June – 17 July, 2011

Scheimpflug Principle – Large format film photography from Elam 1976 – 2012
projectspaceB431, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand. 02 June – 25 June, 2011

reGeneration2 Tomorrow’s Photographers Today
Landskrona Museum, Sweden, 22 August, 2014 – 22 February, 2015
Musée de Beaux-Arts, Ekaterinbourg, Russia, 8 August, 2013 – 14 September, 2014
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, USA. 12 October – 7 December, 2013
ROSPHOTO, St Petersburg, Russia. 9 July – 10 August, 2013
Devos Art Museum, Marquette, MI, USA. 22 February – 07 April, 2013
Fototeca del Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico. 16 June – 21 August, 2011
Pékin Fine Arts Gallery, Caochangdi Photospring, Beijing, China. 23 April – 21 June, 2011
Rencontres Internationales de la Photo, Fez, Morocco. 11 May – 12 June, 2011
Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, France. 04 April – 22 May, 2011
Aperture Gallery, New York NY, USA. 20 January – 17 March, 2011


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  1. hey Geoff all the very best for tonight…. sorry I wont be in Auckland xxx see ya in the south soon.

  2. Pingback: The rise of New Zealand photobooks – The Momentum

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