About the project

Submissions have now closed for 2018.

RE:TRACE is a project celebrating the heritage of Auckland neighbourhoods through historical and contemporary photography.

This year, the neighbourhoods involved are Avondale, Northcote, Manukau, Takapuna, Onehunga, Panmure, and the Auckland Waterfront.

We welcomed locals to reflect and share the heritage of their area through their own personal photo archives.

Selected images become part public displays in each neighbourhood for the Heritage Festival. A contemporary photo essay of each neighbourhood is also be exhibited alongside the historical images, showing the past and the present side by side.


Phase One - Call out for images

Submissions have now closed for 2018

Monday 20 August - Sunday 23 September 2018:

We will be visiting the seven neighbourhoods and encouraging locals to get involved. People can submit images via this website, email, or contact us to make other arrangements.


Phase Two - Call out for local artists

Artist submissions have now closed for 2018

Monday 20 August - Sunday 2 September 2018:

We will be looking for one photographer for each neighbourhood to create a photo essay, reflecting on and celebrating the changes in the social, cultural and infrastructural identity of their neighbourhood. The artist must have a connection to the neighbourhood. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, please get in touch.


Phase Three - Heritage Festival & Artweek Auckland

Monday 1 to Sunday 14 October 2018:

Copies of selected photographs, both past and present, will be on public display in each neighbourhood as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival and Artweek Auckland