NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

The New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year is announced at the annual Iris Awards Gala Dinner annually.

The winner receives the title of New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year, along with prizes and the Rowan-Guthrie Trophy.

This award is presented to a professional photographer who displays a consistent excellence in photography, with the best photographic portfolio as selected by the judges.

Only professional photographers, resident in New Zealand, and who have entered a minimum of six (6) prints are eligible for this award. Overseas Photographers and Students are not eligible.

 

 

NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS

Year

First Name

Surname

City

Award

1983

Sheila

Connell

Eltham

Champion Print Award

1984

       

1985

Anne

Geddes

 

Portrait Photo of the Year

1986

Mike

Langford

 

Champion Print Award

1987

Bill

Lindberg

Hamilton

 

1988

Mike

Langford

 

Champion Print Award

1989

Terry

Winn

 

Champion Print Award – Unclassified

1990

Mike

Langford

 

Champion Print Award

1991

Leigh

Mitchell-Anyon

 

Champion Print Award

1992

Cathy

Dee

 

Champion Print Award – Portrait

1992

Margaret

Bake

New Plymouth

Champion Print Award – Wedding

1992

Michael

Overend

 

Champion Print Award – Commercial

1992

Anne

Geddes

 

Champion Print Award – Unclassified

1993

       

1994

Faye

Looney

New Plymouth

NZ Wedding Photographer of the Year

Champion Print Award – Wedding

1995

Michael

Pole

   

1996

Alan

Doak

   

1997

Tania

Niwa

   

1998

Adrian

Barrett

   

1999

Diederik

van Heyningen

Christchurch

 

2000

Serena

Stevenson

New Plymouth

Geddes Champion Print – Highest Scoring B/W

2001

Margaret

Bake

New Plymouth

Champion Print Award – Portrait

2001

Esther

Bunning

Wellington

Champion Print Award – Commercial

2002

Stephen

Goodenough

Christchurch

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2003

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2004

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2005

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2006

Mike

Langford

Queenstown

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2007

Dean

MacKenzie

Christchurch

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2008

Jackie

Ranken

Queenstown

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2009

Paul

Gummer

Palmerston North

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2010

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2011

Richard

Wood

Hastings

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2012

Jackie

Ranken

Queenstown

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2013

Kaye

Davis

Palmerston North

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2014

Richard

Wood

Havelock North

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2015

Tracey

Robinson

Rotorua

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2016

Katherine

Williams

Christchurch

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2017

Richard

Wood

Havelock North

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2018

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2019

Katherine

Williams

Christchurch

NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

HIGHEST SCORING PRINT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Years

First Name

Surname

City

Award

2006

Jo

Grams

Christchurch

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2006

Jackie

Ranken

Queenstown

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2007

Nikki

South

Tauranga

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2007

Stuart

Riddell

Auckland

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2008

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2008

Sue

Bryce

Auckland

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2009

Shelly

Amerio-Higgins

Palmerston North

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2009

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2010

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2010

Kaye

Davis

Palmerston North

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2011

Esther

Bunning

Wairarapa

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2011

Jackie

Ranken

Queenstown

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2012

Richard

Wood

Napier

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2012

Jackie

Ranken

Queenstown

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2013

Jason

Naylor

Wellington

Highest Scoring Print – Colour

2013

Danelle

Bohane

Christchurch

Highest Scoring Print – Monochrome

2014

Catherine

Cattanach

Wellington

Highest Scoring Print

2015

James

Phillips

Wellington

Highest Scoring Print

2016

Ilan

Wittenberg

Auckland

Highest Scoring Print

2017

Esther

Bunning

Wairarapa

Highest Scoring Print

2018

Tony

Carter

New Plymouth

Highest Scoring Print

2019

Loren

O’Connor

Havelock North

Highest Scoring Print

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS

Years

First Name

Surname

City

Award

2016

Leah

Kennedy

Australia

International POY

2017

Kelly

Tunney

Australia

International POY

2018

Aries

Tao

Australia

International POY

2019

Belinda

Richards

Australia

International POY