Topic: 2017 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

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Christchurch City Libraries’ annual Photo Hunt aims to discover photographic treasures that tell the stories of our past.

The theme for the 2017 Photo Hunt is ‘’Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula - Finding our way’.


The categories are:

The Photo Hunt opened on the 1 October and closed on 31 October with winning entries announced on 1 December 2017.

Photographs date from 1913 to October 2017 and it has been a great to receive so many photographs from the 1960’s, 70’s and 1980’s. Of note is the collection of photographs from Cynthia Roberts. These photos document women involved in the Christchurch Women’s Resource Centre in the 1970’s.

The judges noted that this year the photos reflected Christchurch’s social history, from showing anti-nuclear awareness and anti-mining protesting to Cantabrians at work and play.

We see buildings and landscapes that have been lost due to development and earthquakes.

Several entrants are of recent photographs beautifully highlighting the magnificent landscape we live in.

Christchurch City Libraries has run an annual  Photo Hunt since 2008.

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