About Harvey Benge

I work between Auckland and Paris. My interest lies in the strange anthropology of cities, observing and making photographs of the unusual and overlooked in the human landscape where nothing is as it seems. I make photographic series which evolve into bookworks. I'm also involved in curatorial projects and at Auckland's AUT University ongoing photography workshops with international photographers.

Grants and Awards
1997 - Creative New Zealand
2001 - Finalist Wallace Art Award
2002 - Finalist Waikato Contemporary Art Award
2005 - Finalist Prix du Livre. Arles Festival, France
2006 - Creative New Zealand
- Finalist Prix du Livre, Arles Festival, France

Workshops Conducted

2003 - Nooderlicht Festival Netherlands, with Antoine d’ Agata and Peter Bialobrzeski
2007 - AUT University, Auckland, with Antoine d’Agata and Peter Bialobrzeski
2008 - AUT University, Auckland, with Lewis Baltz and Slavika Perkovik
2009 - AUT University, Auckland, with John Gossage and Alec Soth
2010 - AUT University, Auckand, with Rineke Dijkstra and Paul Graham
2011 - AUT University, Auckland, Paul Graham and Todd Hido
- Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Wolfgang Zurbon
2012 - AUT University, Auckland, with Pieter Hugo and Quentin Bajac
- Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Wolfgang Zurbon

Publications

1993 - Four Parts Religion, Six Parts Sin - PhotoForum - Auckland NZ
1996 - A Celebration of Kindness The Dalai Lama in New Zealand
1998 - Not Here. Not There - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.
1999 - Vital Signs - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.
2000 - Aide-Memoire - One Star Press, Paris, France.
2001 - Lucky Box. A Guide To Modern Living - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.
- Lucky Box / 2 - One Star Press, Paris, France.
2003 - First Ever Pictures of God - Libraire Florence Loewy, Paris, France
- Global Detail - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
2005 - Killing Time in Paradise - Schaden.com, Cologne
- Daumenkino (The Flip Book Show) Kunsthalle Duesseldorf
- Performance Sport 33, Victoria University Press Wellington
- Traces & Omens – 40 trees - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
2006 - You are Here- Schaden.com Cologne
- Wonder-land - New Zealand Photography at the Fotografia Internazionale di Roma
2007 - A Short History of Photography with Gerry Badger- Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK
2008 - China Story – FAQEDITIONS
- I Look At You, You Look At Me – FAQEDITIONS
- Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar – FAQEDITIONS
- Text Book – FAQEDITIONS
2009 - You Won’t Be With Me Tomorrow – FAQEDITIONS
- Small Anarchies from Home – FAQEDITIONS
- Unconcerned But Not Indifferent - FAQEDITIONS
2010 - Against Forgetting - FAQEDITIONS
- All The Places I’ve Ever Known – Kehrer Verlag, Germany
- Birds - FAQEDITIONS
- As It Is? – In 4 Chapters - FAQEDITIONS
- One Day - As photographer and editor – Kehrer Verlag, Germany
- Paris Diary, May 2010 – FAQEDITIONS
2011 - Paris Diary, November 2010 – FAQEDITIONS
- Sri Lanka Diary, February 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
- Still Looking For It - FAQEDITIONS
- Some of John’s Friends - FAQEDITIONS
- Eat Me - FAQEDITIONS
- Paris Diary, May 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
- Kassel, Three Days in June - FAQEDITIONS
- Cologne Stopover, June 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
- Skytower - FAQEDITIONS
- TRUTH AND VARIOUS DECEPTIONS - FAQEDITIONS
- Paris Diary, November 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
- Rome Pocket Guide - FAQEDITIONS
2012 - ...exclusivity dwells in habitat - FAQEDITIONS
- NYC - FAQEDITIONS
- Harvey' Point - FAQEDITIONS
2013 - PARIS - FAQEDITIONS

Exhibitions

1994 - Auckand Museum - Auckland Photographers Now
- Outreach Gallery, Auckland - Erotikos
1995 - Auckland Museum - Currency - 20 New Zealand Photographers
1997 - Minnie Street Studio, Auckland - One Night Stand
1998 - Archill Gallery, Auckland - 747x10
- Royal Photographic Society, Bath - Acquired Image
- Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art - Aboukrat Collection
- Photology Gallery, London - Not Here. Not There
1999 - New Work Studio, Wellington - 747x10
- Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland, Vital Signs
2000 - galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris - Mois de la Photo a Paris
- colette, Paris - Vital Signs
- World Wide Web, Update: The Active Eye
2001 - Purple Institute, Paris - Aide-Memoire
- ASA Gallery, Auckland - Stratum
- Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Aide-Memoir
- Secession of Vienna - Aide-Memoire
2002 - La Périphérie galerie, Paris - new work
- critical secret, Paris - new work
- NorthArt, Auckland - new work
- Australian High Commission, New York - group show
- Dunedin Public Art Gallery, installation
- Palais de Tokyo, Paris - Aide-Memoire
- Spree, Paris - new work
- galerie eyris, Paris - Double Vision
- Spree, Paris - group show
2003 - Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany - group show
- Librairie Florence Loewy, Paris – First Ever Pictures of God
- Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands – First Ever Pictures of God
- Spree, Paris, Hotel Art
2004 - Adshel lightpanels, Auckland - Installation
- Galerie Lichtblicht, Cologne - Killing Time in Paradise
- NorthArt, Auckland - Installation
- Bath Street Gallery, Auckland - Hotel Art
2005 - Spree, Paris - Killing Time in Paradise
- Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands - True Colours
- Kunsthalle Duesseldorf “Daumenkino“– Aide Memoire
- NorthArt Auckland - 40 people I met in Paris and Northcote
- Waikato Museum, Hamilton. Contemporary Art Award
2006 - Matakana Pictures, Solaris – Modern Photography / NZ’s favourite
- St Paul Street Gallery Auckland - No Borders no Boundaries
- Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma - Wonder-land
- International Festival of photography, Lodz, Poland - Killing Time
- Antwerp Foto Museum, Belgium. Flip Book Show - Aide Memoire
- Snow White Gallery, Auckland -Terrain Vague
- Pingyao (China) International Photography Festival – Wonder-land
2007 - Auckland Festival AK07 – Wonder-land
- Muka Gallery, Auckland – Aide-Memoire
- Bowen Galleries, Wellington – New work
- Hex Gallerie, Brussels – New work
- Satellite Gallery, Auckland, My House My Head
- St Paul Street Gallery Auckland, China Story
2008 - Shanghai Zendai MoMA – 60 Portraits
- Lodz Fotografia Festival Poland – China Story
- Spree, Paris – A Short History of Photography
- John Leach Gallery Auckland – A Short History of Photography
- Satellite Gallery Auckland – They Were Young Once
- Auckland Festival of Photography, Manukau Light Night – I Am Your Neighbour
- Satellite Gallery, Auckland – Victory of the Trivial
- Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne - China Story
2009 - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK. – China Story
- Ost Gallery, Moscow – group show
- Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam – Marks of Honour
- Bath Street Gallery, Auckland – Big Work, Small Works
- Kaune Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne – Marks of Honour
- Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, Paris – You Won’t Be With Me Tomorrow
- Spree, Paris – Victory of the Trivial
2010 - Photographers Gallery, London – Marks of Honour
- Pimp the Timp, Cologne – Small Anarchies
- Plovdiv Festival, Bulgaria – Small Anarchies from Home
- Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, Paris – Against Forgetting
- Spree, Paris – All The Places I’ve Ever Known
- Athens Photography Festival – China Story
2012 - Photomatic Sunday - Brussels
- Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckand - Against Forgetting
- Pimp the Timp, Cologne - Tokyo Story
- Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland - Harvey's Point
- Angkor Photofestival - You Won't Be With Me Tomorrow

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